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Departure of the Three Orders for Versailles

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Although 14 July 1790 was a high point in the aspiration for unity during the French Revolution, the preparation for the Estates–General set the stage for later problems. In this image, representatives of each of the three orders depart together in a cart for the 1789 meeting of the Estates–General at Versailles, where they will advise the King on behalf of the nation. The social differences depicted here and shown in the cahiers would not long remain under control.

“Departure of the Three Orders for Versailles,” 1789, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date
1789

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