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Through Me You Are All Brothers

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Reflecting the sentiments of the French Revolution, this image shows the three orders unified by religion. The Virgin standing at right in a cloud holds a cross from which rays emanate to three figures representing the clergy, nobility, and Third Estate. A hooded figure with a serpent’s tail, representing the dangerous traditionalism of the old regime, clings to the robes of the priest and noble, holding them back from merging with the nation.

“Through Me You Are All Brothers,” 1789, Liberty, Equity, Fraternity.

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date
1789

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