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Festival of Supreme Being

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These depictions show the Festival of the Supreme Being during the French Revolution, a massive pageant staged by Jacques–Louis David on 8 June 1794, in open air on the "Field of Reunion," formerly the royal army’s parade ground. At David’s orders, a huge mountain was erected on the field, as seen in this engraving.

G. Texier, “Festival of Supreme Being,” c. 1794, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

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Creator
G. Texier

Source
Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date
1794

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