Oath of the New Horaces

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Title

Oath of the New Horaces

Description

Social discrimination against old regime elites continued in this parody of a famous painting prior to the Revolution, The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques–Louis David which focused on the courage of three brothers who thrust their arms bravely forward to signal their willingness to sacrifice themselves for their country. In this image, three officers recruited from the nobility offer a weak salute, suggesting their irresolute allegiance to the king and a lack of leadership ability.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/150/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 72 (pièces 9377-9502), Restauration et Cent-Jours</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

150

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24.8 x 21.2 cm

Title (French)

Serment des Nouveaux Horaces

Citation

None Identified, “Oath of the New Horaces,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/153.