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Title

Equality

Description

At the beginning of the Revolution, the term "equality" meant an end to the legal differences that had characterized the Old Regime. For example, all individuals would be subject to the same regimen of taxation. Over the course of the decade, however, the Revolution radicalized, and equality expanded to encompass an end to many other sorts of differences, particularly economic ones. Although equality is here represented as a woman, the revolutionaries were capable of using males, particularly Hercules. But this powerful symbol frightened many, especially from the educated elite, and the female "Equality" seemed far less terrifying.

Creator

Jean Baptiste Gautier (engraver)
Louis-Simon Boizot (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793-1794

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/3/
Collection Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 136, Pièces 11948-12048, période : 1794

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

3
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE FOL-QB-201 (136)

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

32.5 x 25 cm

Title (French)

L'Egalité