Liberty

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Title

Liberty

Description

Even before the Revolution, the French had used a woman in a toga to symbolize liberty. By July 1789 this symbol had become quite common and would only grow more familiar over the revolutionary decade. Generally the female Liberty was a poised counterpart to the frantic actions of the Revolution. She represented calm like a saint. Belonging to no group and no particular place, she stood for a universal principle based on reason.

Creator

Madame de Monchy (engraver)
Louis-Simon Boizot (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793-1794

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/4/|Collection de Vinck.<em> Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 44 (pièces 5943-6108), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

4

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

33 x 24.5 cm

Title (French)

La Liberté

Citation

Madame de Monchy (engraver) and Louis-Simon Boizot (designer), “Liberty,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/16.