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Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877

Robespierre 10 Thermidor painting

Annotation

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.

Credits

Included as part of the LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION online collection
https://revolution.chnm.org/d/34

How to Cite This Source

"Robespierre 10 Thermidor—Exposition of 1877," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/robespierre-10-thermidor-exposition-1877-0 [accessed August 7, 2022]