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 (1)) 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.
(1) Royal stamp.