French Revolution
French Revolution

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French Revolution

Acknowledgements

This course was written by Professor Tony Lentin

This free course is an adapted extract from the course A207 From Enlightenment to Romanticism, which is currently out of presentation

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Plate 1 Louis-Léopold Boilly, The Actor Chenard as a ‘Sans-Culotte’ 1792, oil on panel, 33.5 x 22.5 cm, Musée de la Ville de Paris, Musée Carnavelet, Paris. Photo: Giraudon/Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 2 Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat 1793, oil on canvas, 160.7 x 124.8cm, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels. Photo: Giraudon/ Bridgeman Art Library

Plate 3 Calendar for Year III of the French Republic, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Plate 4 François Verly, view of the proposed public bath and theatre in Lille, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille. Photo: © RMN/Quecq d’Henripret

Plate 5 Quatremère, group with la Patrie in the centre for the eastern nave of the Pantheon, 1793, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Plate 6 Joseph Chinard, bas-relief for the city hall in Lyon, 6.4 x 5.4 x 3 cm, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. Photo: © Studio Basset

Figure 1 French School, “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen”, 1789, oil on canvas, Musée Carnavalet, Paris. Photo: Giraudon/ Bridgeman Art Library

Figure 2 The French Provinces, 1789. Photo: John Paxton, “Companion to the French Revolution”, Facts on File, New York and Oxford, 1988;

Figure 3 The départements of revolutionary France, 1790. Photo: Franklin L Ford, “Europe 1780-1830”, 2nd edition, Longman, 1989;

Figure 4 Villeneuve, “Matière à réflection pour les jongleurs couronnées (Matter for thought for crowned twisters)”, 1793, engraving, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

Figure 5 The republic under internal and external attack, 1793. Photo: Marc Bouloiseau, "The Jacobin Republic 1792-1794", Cambridge University Press, 1983;

Figure 6 Joseph Chinard, “La Raison sous les traits d’Apollon foulant aux pieds la Superstition (Reason, in the person of Apollo, treading superstition underfoot), 1791, terracotta model, 51.5 x 13.3 x 12cm, Louvre, Paris. © Photo: RMN/© Christian Jean

Figure 7 Jacques-Louis Pérée, “Regenerated Man Gives Thanks to the Supreme Being”, 1794-5, 41.5 x 29cm, Biliothèque nationale de France, Paris

Figure 8 The départements of revolutionary France, 1793-9, Photo: William Doyle, “The Oxford History of the French Revolution”, Oxford University Press, 1989. By permission of Oxford University Press, http://www.oup.com

Figure 9 The expansion of revolutionary Europe 1793-9. Photo: E.J. Knapton, "Revolutionary and Imperial France 1750-1815", Scribner, New York, 1972;

Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat 1793, oil on canvas, 160.7 x 124.8cm, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels. Photo: Giraudon/ Bridgeman Art Library

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