The Fountain of Regeneration

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Title

The Fountain of Regeneration

Description

In this engraving of the Festival of Reunion or Unity of 10 August 1793, a female statue of Nature in the form of the Egyptian goddess Isis represents the regeneration of the French people. It sits on the site of the Bastille prison, whose fall signaled the beginning of the Revolution. The engraving depicts the statue as made of stone, but in fact it was hastily constructed of papier mache. This engraving was printed in 1797 as part of a series of commemorative prints of events of the revolution.

Creator

Isidore-Stanislas Helman (engraver)
Abraham Jacobsz Hulk (engraver)
Charles Monnet (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1796

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/14/|<span>Collection Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 132, Pièces 11587-11673, période : 1793</span>|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 10 (pièces 1571-1762), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

14

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

35 x 46 cm

Title (French)

La Fontaine de la Régénération

Caption

Sur les débris de la Bastille, le 10 août 1793

Citation

Isidore-Stanislas Helman (engraver), Abraham Jacobsz Hulk (engraver), and Charles Monnet (designer), “The Fountain of Regeneration,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 5, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/26.