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Robespierre Laid on the Table of the Committee of Public Safety

Engraving of Robespierre at table


This Dutch engraving, based on a sketch by Berthault, shows Robespierre laid out on the table where his Committee of Public Safety did its work. It is the morning of 10 Thermidor and having been condemned to death by the Convention the night before, Robespierre and his followers now face their demise, as soldiers come to take them to the guillotine.


Title in French
Robespierre overgebragt in de vóórzaal van het Committé van Algemeen Welzijn


Daniel Vrijdag (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (illustrator)

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (48)-FT4

de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 48 (pièces 6461-6583), Ancien Régime et Révolution

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