Bust of Marat

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/files/original/4f46c15ed89fd944c31ee4d86b9af080.jpg

Title

Bust of Marat

Description

After Marat’s death, his defenders glamorized him, forgetting both his physical deformities and his vitriolic calls for more and more heads. One common approach was to give him secular sainthood (a halo in this image) incongruous for someone with so little patience with the church.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Museum of the French Revolution 88.112

Date

1793-1794

Rights

Museum of the French Revolution

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/43/|Smith-Lesouëf, 2840. - Images de la Révolution française : catalogue du vidéodisque, 1990, 16985-16987 = Vidéodisque, 16985-16987

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

43

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

74 x 52 cm

Title (French)

Marat, l'ami du peuple

Citation

None Identified, “Bust of Marat,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed April 10, 2021, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/43.