Bust of Marat
After Marat’s death, his defenders glamorized him, forgetting both his physical deformities and his vitriolic calls for more and more heads. One common approach was to give him secular sainthood (a halo in this image) incongruous for someone with so little patience with the church.
Museum of the French Revolution 88.112
Museum of the French Revolution
Smith-Lesouëf, 2840. - Images de la Révolution française : catalogue du vidéodisque, 1990, 16985-16987 = Vidéodisque, 16985-16987
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74 x 52 cm
Marat, l'ami du peuple