The Days of 31 May and 1–2 June 1793

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Title

The Days of 31 May and 1–2 June 1793

Description

Even though popular action had unseated the Legislative Assembly and replaced it with the Convention, the elections that followed had not satisfied the radicals of Paris and their artisanal followers. From 31 May to 2 June 1793, these Parisians demonstrated outside the Convention and through intimidation forced the politicians inside to give up the Girondins who were being vilified. Although the winners of this event within the Convention—the Jacobins—managed to eliminate their political opposition, it made most of them quite uneasy to validate popular action of this sort. They were afraid it might be turned on them.

Creator

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)

Jacques François Joseph Swebach (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/105/|de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 45 (pièces 6109-6282), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

105

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24 x 29 cm

Title (French)

Journées des 31 mai, 1.er et 2 juin 1793

Caption

ou 12, 13 et 14 prairial an I.er de la République

Citation

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver), Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver), and Jacques François Joseph Swebach (designer), “The Days of 31 May and 1–2 June 1793,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 23, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/112.