Primary Source

Inside a Revolutionary Committee during the Reign of Terror

Annotation

The extremely respectful view of sans–culotte militancy is evident in this image, engraved by the French Revolutionary sculptor Berthault and based on a painting by Fragonard, the son of the famous old regime painter. Imitating an old master’s interior scene, it shows a committee somberly meting out revolutionary justice.

Credits

Creator
Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver)
Claude Nicolas Malapeau (engraver)
Alexandre Fragonard (designer)

Source
Bibliothèque nationale de France

Date
1802

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"Inside a Revolutionary Committee during the Reign of Terror," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/inside-revolutionary-committee-during-reign-terror [accessed August 13, 2022]