The Fatherland in Danger

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Title

The Fatherland in Danger

Description

This painting of the period by Gillaume Guillon Lethière shows the emotion caused by the prospect of loved ones departing for the army. Women had to part with their families in order to support the nation in its time of need. Notice the female statue overlooking the scene. This female figure represents "the Fatherland" because in French the word for fatherland is gendered feminine (La Patrie).

Creator

Guillaume Guillon-Lethière

Source

Museé de la Révolution Française, Vizille

Date

1799

Rights

All Rights Reserved

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/19/

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

19

Original Format

Oil on canvas

Title (French)

La Patrie en danger

Citation

Guillaume Guillon-Lethière, “The Fatherland in Danger,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 5, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/31.