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The Death of Robespierre

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Title

The Death of Robespierre

Description

This engraving, based on a color portrait by Beys, depicts the death of Robespierre on the guillotine. The executioners wear not the traditional hangman’s hood but red bonnets representing liberty. This judgment notes Robespierre’s failure to the Revolution itself. Contemporaries emphasized that Robespierre’s punishment was just because it was the same to which "he had condemned so many thousands of innocent victims."

Creator

Giacomo Aliprandi (engraver)
Giacomo Beys (illustrator)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1799

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/11/
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 48 (pièces 6461-6583), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

English
French

Identifier

11
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (48)-FT4

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

40.5 x 29 cm

Title (French)

La Mort de Robespierre