The Day of 21 July 1789; Scaling and Pillaging of the Hotel de Ville in Strasbourg

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Title

The Day of 21 July 1789; Scaling and Pillaging of the Hotel de Ville in Strasbourg

Description

More common than clashes by workers against employers were protests over the rising price of bread. This color drawing depicts events at the City Hall of Strasbourg on 21 July 1789. Notice that the protesters are tearing up the roof and throwing the tiles down into the street to ward off soldiers; similarly, protesters in other buildings are pitching objects out of windows.

Creator

Johann Hans

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1789

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/5/|<span>Collection Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 119, Pièces 10386-10489, période : 1789</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

5

Original Format

Drawing

Physical Dimensions

38.5 x 49 cm

Title (French)

La Journée du 21 juillet 1789 : escalade et pillage de la maison de ville de Strasbourg

Citation

Johann Hans, “The Day of 21 July 1789; Scaling and Pillaging of the Hotel de Ville in Strasbourg,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 23, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/17.