A woman is tied to a stake on a platform around which a small crowd has gathered. She is waiting to be branded. The sign reads approximately:
By decision of the court, Françoise Liberté, born in Paris in 1790, is sentenced to be branded with the letters TR (timbre royal [royal stamp]) for committing the crime of revolt on July 27, 28, 29, 1830.
This illustration is a clear reference to the July Revolution, and the failure of the new government to satisfy the demands that initiated it.