Oath of the New Horaces
Social discrimination against old regime elites continued in this parody of a famous painting prior to the Revolution, The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques–Louis David which focused on the courage of three brothers who thrust their arms bravely forward to signal their willingness to sacrifice themselves for their country. In this image, three officers recruited from the nobility offer a weak salute, suggesting their irresolute allegiance to the king and a lack of leadership ability.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 72 (pièces 9377-9502), Restauration et Cent-Jours
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (72)-FT 4
Still Image Item Type Metadata
24.8 x 21.2 cm
Serment des Nouveaux Horaces