Inside a Revolutionary Committee during the Reign of Terror
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.
Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver)
Claude Nicolas Malapeau (engraver)
Alexandre Fragonard (designer)
Bibliothèque nationale de France