Primary Source

Removal of the Parlements

Annotation

The French Revolutionary engraving's depiction of the physical eviction of the black–robed magistrates in front of a female audience has a somewhat ambiguous message. On the one hand, noting the female figure on the dias in the back, this image could suggest excessive female authority at court, notably that of the Countess du Barry. On the other hand, the humiliation of the magistrates in front of these women is not flattering to them either.

Credits

Creator
None Identified

Source
Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date
1790

How to Cite This Source

"Removal of the Parlements," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/removal-parlements [accessed August 7, 2022]