Madame Sans–Culotte

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Title

Madame Sans–Culotte

Subject

Women of the Third Estate
Sans-culottes

Description

Emerging from urban revolutionary politics was a workers’ movement called the sans–culottes, a reference to the attire of male artisans. Unlike their wealthier compatriots, they did not wear knee breeches, preferring pants. Thus were they named sans–culottes, which may be translated as "without breeches." Despite such a masculinist appellation, their companions also bore the name. Here is a very respectable but modest woman fulfilling the domestic role most sans–culottes men would have desired for women. She would seem to lack the boldness that women did adopt anyway, as in their march to Versailles in October 1789.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793-1794

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/543/|Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 134, Pièces 11754-11861, période : 1793

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

543

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24.5 x 17 cm

Title (English)

Madam sans Culotte

Citation

None Identified, “Madame Sans–Culotte,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/251.