Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877

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Title

Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877

Description

This painting from 1877 shows in romantic style Robespierre dying in a large room, surrounded by soldiers and others. His shirt is bloodied and his left hand is on his chest; visible in the background is a tablet of the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen, suggesting that it was the cause for which Robespierre died. The image might be seen as a moment of secular apotheosis.

Source

mfr 86.242

Date

1877

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/34/

Identifier

34

Citation

“Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed April 19, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/34.