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Bust of Marat

Portrait of a bust of Marat


After Marat’s death, his defenders glamorized him, forgetting both his physical deformities and his vitriolic calls for more and more heads. One common approach was to give him secular sainthood (a halo in this image) incongruous for someone with so little patience with the church.


Title in French
Marat, l'ami du peuple


Smith-Lesouëf, 2840. - Images de la Révolution française : catalogue du vidéodisque, 1990, 16985-16987 = Vidéodisque, 16985-16987

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