Improvised Tribunal during the September Massacres

Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by Unknown Artist
published on 23 September 2022

The image depicts one of the many improvised tribunals set up by sans-culottes to condemn prisoners to death during the September Massacres of 1792. This illustration specifically shows the trial of Jourgniac de Saint-Méard, a soldier who was incarcerated in the prison of Abbaye at the time of the massacres. He managed to talk his way out of being killed and was able to write a memoir, entitled "Thirty-Eight Hours of Agony", which became famous throughout Europe and sold over 200,000 copies. This image is accompanied by a German caption which reads, "last crisis of my fear of death", as de Saint-Méard's acquittal at this makeshift trial ensured his liberty after the thirty-eight hours in which his life hung in the balance. The image is by an anonymous author, c. 1793.

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Artist, U. (2022, September 23). Improvised Tribunal during the September Massacres. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16423/improvised-tribunal-during-the-september-massacres/

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