Day of 13 Vendemaire of the Year 4

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Title

Day of 13 Vendemaire of the Year 4

Description

In the waning days of the Convention in the fall of 1795, royalist–influenced sections of Paris revolted to prevent the adoption of a new constitution that protected the position of the radicals. Bonaparte was delegated to put down the uprising of 5 October 1795 (13 Vendémiaire Year IV). Bonaparte’s decisiveness and willingness to fire cannons on the demonstrators—in his words, to "give them a whiff of grapeshot"—consolidated the government’s control, but revealed how much the revolutionary state after Thermidor was dependent on the military.

Creator

Isidore-Stanislas Helman (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)
Charles Monnet (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1797

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/118/|Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 137, Pièces 12049-12140, période : 1795|de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 48 (pièces 6461-6583), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

118

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

36.5 x 48 cm

Title (French)

Journée du XIII Vendemiaire, l'an IV

Caption

Eglise S.t Roch, rue Honoré

Citation

Isidore-Stanislas Helman (engraver), Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver), and Charles Monnet (designer), “Day of 13 Vendemaire of the Year 4,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 23, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/124.