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Allegory of Truth

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Title

Allegory of Truth

Description

Female revolutionary figures stood for all kinds of qualities and virtues, in this case, "Truth." Women figures appeared so prominently in paintings and engravings because French nouns for the qualities and virtues were usually feminine (Truth = La Vérité). In other words, paintings such as this one did not represent real women; they used allegorical figures to make a more abstract point.

Creator

Nicolas de Courteille

Source

Museum of the French Revolution 94.41

Date

1793

Rights

Restricted

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/57/

Format

JPEG

Identifier

57

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Original Format

Painting, oil on canvas

Physical Dimensions

85 x 110 cm

Title (French)

La Verite amene La Republique et L'Abondance