Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

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Title

Fraternity

Description

Using a woman to represent "Fraternity" seems ironic at best, although theoretically the term might mean the community of humanity. In actuality, when the revolutionaries considered "community," they certainly thought of men far more than women. The period saw women take advantage of opportunities presented to them, but outright champions of this kind of inclusive community were few. What might the revolutionaries have meant, then, by their reliance on the female form? One might hypothesize that in a revolution that feared the bold action of crowds, construing fraternity in this fashion softened and lessened such concerns.

Creator

Mademoiselle Rollet (engraver)
Louis-Simon Boizot (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793-1794

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/2/
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 44 (pièces 5943-6108), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

2
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (44)-FT 4

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

33 x 24.5 cm

Title (French)

La Fraternité