Primary Source

View of the Mound of Champ de la Reunion

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Annotation

In this watercolor of the Festival of the Supreme Being, we see a procession that includes a woman wearing a Phrygian cap paraded past a statue of Hercules holding two smaller statues of Liberty and Equality, towards a Liberty tree, atop the hill. In the foreground, a patriotic woman explains the meaning of the spectacle to her young son, an allegory of the didactic intent of the entire festival.

View of the Mound of Champ de la Reunion on the Festival That Was Celebrated in Honor of the Supreme Being, 1794, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Translation

Title (French)
Vue de la montagne elevée au Champ de la Reunion
Caption
pour la fête qui y a été célebrée en l'honneur de l'Etre Suprême le Decadi 20 Prairial de l'an 2.me de la Republique Française

Credits

Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 135, Pièces 11862-11947, période : 1794
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 46 (pièces 6283-6356), Ancien Régime et Révolution
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (46)-FT 4.

How to Cite This Source
View of the Mound of Champ de la Reunion in World History Commons,