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General Federation of the French

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Title

General Federation of the French

Description

This image provides a visual overview of the Festival of Federation of 14 July 1790. Commemorating the fall of the Bastille one year earlier, this massive military parade of troops from all regions of the kingdom converged on a triple–tiered triumphal arch where all the soldiers swore an oath to serve the king and the National Assembly. The pageant drew nearly a million spectators and represented the apex of the social, geographical and political unity that reformers and early revolutionaries hoped would solve France’s problems. This festival was a powerful counterpoint to those who believed that the social question ultimately would undermine the Revolution.

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/93/
Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 122, Pièces 10714-10801, période : 1790
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 22 (pièces 3719-3893), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

93
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (22)-FT 4

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

27.5 x 44 cm

Title (French)

Fédération générale des Français au Champ de Mars, le 14 juillet 1790