Burning the Guardhouse on the Pont Neuf

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Title

Burning the Guardhouse on the Pont Neuf

Description

This retrospective shows that early in the Revolution targets were often economic. This should be no surprise as the populace had a long tradition of taking the law into its own hands to rectify what they saw as injustices. Here a guardhouse is destroyed during a riot focused on a network of facilities regulating the market. Most dangerously, the crowd burned an effigy of Brienne, the leading minister in the government. Economic complaints were spilling into the political arena.

Creator

Claude Niquet (engraver)
Abraham Girardet (engraver and illustrator)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/85/|Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 116, Pièces 10092-10183, période : 1786-1788|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 9 (pièces 1423-1570), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

85

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

26 x 34 cm

Title (French)

Incendie du corps de garde sur le Pont Neuf, le 29 aout 1788

Citation

Claude Niquet (engraver) and Abraham Girardet (engraver and illustrator), “Burning the Guardhouse on the Pont Neuf,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 4, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/93.