Removal of the Parlements

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Title

Removal of the Parlements

Description

The physical eviction of the black–robed magistrates in front of a female audience has a somewhat ambiguous message. On the one hand, noting the female figure on the dias in the back, this image could suggest excessive female authority at court, notably that of the Countess du Barry. On the other hand, the humiliation of the magistrates in front of these women is not flattering to them either.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1790

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/84/|<span>Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 125, Pièces 10979-11059, période : 1791</span>|From: <span>Révolutions de France et de Brabant, et des royaumes qui, demandant une Assemblée nationale, et arborant la cocarde, mériteront une place dans ces fastes de la liberté</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

84

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

16 x 9 cm

Title (French)

Suppression des Parlements

Tags

Citation

None Identified, “Removal of the Parlements,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/92.