Primary Source

Taking of the Bastille

Painting of the uprising against the Bastille
Painting of the uprising against the Bastille

Annotation

This painting emphasizes the populace’s participation in the storming of the Bastille, showing the urban population fighting under a red banner with muskets, swords, and pikes against the royal soldiers.

Transcription

Title in French
Vue de la ci-devant Bastille

Caption
départ. de la Seine n.o 99

Credits

de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 10 (pièces 1571-1762), Ancien Régime et Révolution

How to Cite This Source

"Taking of the Bastille," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/taking-bastille-0 [accessed August 12, 2022]