President of a Revolutionary Committee Distracting Himself with His Art While Waiting

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Title

President of a Revolutionary Committee Distracting Himself with His Art While Waiting

Description

The shoemaker shown here is president of his neighborhood revolutionary committee. Although this engraving does not portray a specific political activity, the character evokes hostility toward laborers and artisans who involved themselves in politics. The president hardly seems presidential.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1794-1795

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/136/|Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 48 (pièces 6461-6583), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

136

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

19.5 x 16cm

Title (French)

Président d'un Comité Révolutionnaire s'amusant de son Art, en attendant la levée d'un Scellée

Citation

None Identified, “President of a Revolutionary Committee Distracting Himself with His Art While Waiting,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/142.