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Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877

Painting depicting death of Robespierre


This painting from 1877 shows in romantic style Robespierre dying in a large room, surrounded by soldiers and others. His shirt is bloodied and his left hand is on his chest; visible in the background is a tablet of the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen, suggesting that it was the cause for which Robespierre died. The image might be seen as a moment of secular apotheosis.

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"Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877," in World History Commons, [accessed August 14, 2022]