An Allegory of the Revolution

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Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by Nicolas Henri Jeaurat de Bertry
published on 09 June 2022

Allégorie révolutionnaire ("Allegory of the revolution") by Nicolas Henri Jeaurat de Bertry, 1794. It was made in honor of Enlightenment philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), whose portrait is seen at the top of the painting. Rousseau was one of the most influential thinkers in regard to the French Revolution (1789-1799) and was especially popular amongst Maximilien Robespierre and the Jacobin Club. This painting, completed in 1794 at the height of Jacobin power, was offered to the National Convention.

Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

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Bertry, N. H. J. d. (2022, June 09). An Allegory of the Revolution. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16013/an-allegory-of-the-revolution/

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