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National Assembly Relinquishes All Privileges

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Title

National Assembly Relinquishes All Privileges

Description

This image, part of a series produced to show the most important events of the Revolution, focuses on 4 and 5 August 1789, when the system of privileges came to an end. This legal structure, characteristic of the old regime, guaranteed different rights for different people. Most obviously, nobles had advantages over commoners, but the system was a far more general phenomenon that encompassed guilds, cities, and regions. Almost, everyone participated in this system, but grievances were most obviously directed against the nobility. In destroying privilege, the National Assembly meant to set up a new system, in which every individual was equal before the law.

Creator

Isidore-Stanislas Helman (engraver)
Antoine-Jean Duclos (engraver)
Charles Monnet (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1790

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/648/
Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 119, Pièces 10386-10489, période : 1789

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

648
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (17)-FT 4
599
49

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

36 x 47cm

Title (French)

Assemblée Nationale abandon de tous les privilèges, à Versailles, séance de la nuit du 4 au 5 aout 1789