French Revolution scenes. ca. 1789-1879.


French Revolution scenes. ca. 1789-1879.

Scenes of significant or dramatic events of the French Revolution. Subjects include the Tennis Court Oath of June 1789; Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti, comte de Mirabeau, giving a speech to the National Assembly in June of 1789; Georges Jacques Danton giving a speech to the Cordeliers political club; the arrest of Louis XVI at Varennes; the trial of Louis XVI; the assassination of Jean Paul Marat; revolutionary festivals; prisoners being summoned to execution; Danton, Jean Sylvain Bailly, and Camille Desmoulins going to the guillotine; Jean-Lambert Tallien speaking before the Revolutionary Tribune on July 27, 1794, the day that Robespierre was overthrown; and Napoleon and Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès conferring before their coup d'état of November 9-10, 1799. Also included are illustrated lyrics to the songs Le Reveil du Peuple and Hymne à l'Etre Suprème. Many prints are anonymous. Named artists include Ary Scheffer, Tony Johannot, Alfred Johannot, Raffet, J. Bulthuis, Swebach Desfontaines, Duplessi Bertaux, Prieur, Henri Scheffer, A. Sandoz, H. Vernet, La Fosse, Serbu, Macleret, Couché fils, R. Vinkeles, Monnet, Casenawe, J.P. Laminit, and François Flameng. Engravers include Revel, Pollet, R. Vinkeles and D. Vrydag, Berthault, Couché fils, A. Lefevre, Gaitte, Pourvoyeur, Ph. Langlois, Blanchard, Burdet, Marckl, Mme. Girard, Mauduit, Leroux, Frilley, Dutillois, W. Greatbatch, De Mare, Outhwaite, Goulu, Maulet, Salmon, Lacauchie, Masson, Onwhyn, Beyer, Cousin, and Gaujean. Most items are undated and issued by an unidentified publisher, usually French or, in many cases, Dutch. Named publishers: Paris: F. Chardon, Furne, Baudouin frères, Revue de Paris; London: Richard Bentley.

ca. 124 prints : engravings, wood engravings, etchings, 1 photogravure ; 35 x 36 cm. or smaller.


SNAC Resource ID: 7918776

Cornell University Library

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