Image of the King at the Festival of Federation

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Title

Image of the King at the Festival of Federation

Description

Having lived through a tumultuous year, France’s political leaders, new and old, perceived the need to foster a sense of unity among the people. The King’s more liberal ministers in particular hoped to prevent attempts to roll back the changes made since the spring of 1789 and to limit momentum for farther–reaching challenges to the monarchy. To this end, the Marquis de La Fayette organized a public pageant in Paris to celebrate the "federation" of the different regions and social groups of France. Here Louis XVI joins the construction site where the festival will take place on 14 July 1790.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1790

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/213/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 22 (pièces 3719-3893), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>|<span>Extrait de : 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>|<span>Collection Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 122, Pièces 10714-10801, période : 1790</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

213

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

12.5 x 8.5 cm

Title (French)

Le Roi, piochant au Champ de Mars

Citation

None Identified, “Image of the King at the Festival of Federation,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 26, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/215.