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Fusillade in the Faubourg St. Antoine, 28 April 1789

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Title

Fusillade in the Faubourg St. Antoine, 28 April 1789

Description

This image chronicles a riot. Many believe it was caused by artisans who attacked the Reveillon wallpaper shop and factory because they believed that the owner was about to lower wages. Over two days, more than 6,000 attacked the place. On 28 April troops were called and fired on the crowd. The official report noted 71 killed, wounded, or detained. This conflict reveals the animosity between the artisans and authorities as well as divisions between commoner owners and artisans that would eventually turn the Third Estate against itself.

Creator

Claude Niquet (engraver)
J. Pélicier (engraver)
Abraham Girardet (designer)
Vény (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/87/
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 9 (pièces 1423-1570), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

87
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (9)-FT 4

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

26 x 34 cm

Title (French)

Fusillade au fauxbourg St Antoine, le 28 avril 1789

Caption

Après le pillage de la maison et de la manufacture de Réveillon, les gardes françaises et suisses, qui s'avançoient dans le fauxbourg pour en chasser les brigands, ayant été assaillis par une grêle de pierres et de tuiles qu'on leur lançoit de differentes maisons ; firent feu sur les assaillans dont ils firent un grand carnage