French Revolution - Carnavalet Museum Photos

Carnavalet Museum hosts a large collection depicting the 1790s French Revolution through to the 19thC turmoil of the Paris Commune.

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Louis XVI in Sacred Dress painting by Joseph-Siffrède Duplessis at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Louis XVI portrait by Antoine-François Callet at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The King & Royal Family Arriving in Paris on Oct 6, 1789 graphic from History of the French Revolution by Pierre Gabriel Berthault after Jean-Louis Prieur at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Furniture & belongings from apartments of royal family during their imprisonment at the Temple Tower 1792-95 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Louis XVI in Sacred Dress painting (1777) by Joseph-Siffrède Duplessis at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Louis XVI portrait (c1786) by Antoine-François Callet at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The King & Royal Family Arriving in Paris on Oct 6, 1789 graphic from History of the French Revolution by Pierre Gabriel Berthault after Jean-Louis Prieur at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Furniture & belongings from apartments of royal family during their imprisonment at the Temple Tower 1792-95 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Furniture & belongings from apartments of royal family during their imprisonment at the Temple Tower 1792-95 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Items belonging to Marie Antoinette during imprisonment at Temple Tower at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Louis XVI at Temple prison isolation painting by Jean-François Garneray at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Barber's shaving plate used by Louis XVI while imprisoned in Temple Tower at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Furniture & belongings from apartments of royal family during their imprisonment at the Temple Tower 1792-95 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Items belonging to Marie Antoinette during imprisonment at Temple Tower at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Louis XVI at Temple prison isolation painting (1814) by Jean-François Garneray at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Barber's shaving plate used by Louis XVI while imprisoned in Temple Tower at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Drinking glass used by Louis XVI while imprisoned in Temple Tower at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Pin cushions shaped like butterflies made from pieces of Louis XVI's vest by the Daughters of Charity of Neuilly at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Farewell of Louis XVI to his family Jan 20,1793 painting by Jean-Jacques Hauer at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution of Louis XVI Jan 21, 1793 painting by Charles Bénazech at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Drinking glass used by Louis XVI while imprisoned in Temple Tower at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Pin cushions shaped like butterflies made from pieces of Louis XVI's vest by the Daughters of Charity of Neuilly at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Farewell of Louis XVI to his family Jan 20,1793 painting (1794) by Jean-Jacques Hauer at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution of Louis XVI Jan 21, 1793 painting (c1793) by Charles Bénazech at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Execution of Louis XVI Jan 21, 1793 painting from Danish school at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marie-Antoinette at Temple prison painting by Anne Flore Millet, Marquise de Bréhan at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marie-Antoinette as a Widow at the Temple prison painting by anonymous after Alexandre Kucharski at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marie-Antoinette at the Temple prison painting by Prieur after work by Alexandre Kucharski at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Execution of Louis XVI Jan 21, 1793 painting (late 18thC) from Danish school at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marie-Antoinette at Temple prison painting (c1793) by Anne Flore Millet, Marquise de Bréhan at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marie-Antoinette as a Widow at the Temple prison painting (c1815) by anonymous after Alexandre Kucharski at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marie-Antoinette at the Temple prison painting (c1793) by Prieur after work by Alexandre Kucharski at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Louis XVII separated from his Mother July 3, 1793 painting by Jean-Jacques Hauer at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution of Marie-Antoinette Oct 16, 1793 painting from Danish school at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware coffee pot, cup & saucer with portrait of Jacques Necker, highly regarded finance minister for Louis XVI & inscription "the hope & support of France" by unknown maker at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.France receives loyalty oaths from clergy, workers & knights & presents them to the King & Jacques Necker, his finance minister symbolic painting by Dubois at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Louis XVII separated from his Mother July 3, 1793 painting (1795) by Jean-Jacques Hauer at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution of Marie-Antoinette Oct 16, 1793 painting (late 18thC) from Danish school at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware coffee pot, cup & saucer with portrait of Jacques Necker, highly regarded finance minister for Louis XVI & inscription "the hope & support of France" by unknown maker at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.France receives loyalty oaths from clergy, workers & knights & presents them to the King & Jacques Necker, his finance minister symbolic painting (late 18thC) by Dubois at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Hope for Happiness to the French Nation with Louis XVI & Finance Minister Necker in a small boat, representing France, crossing a rough sea symbolic painting by Dubois at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Oath of the Tennis Court June 20, 1789 at Versailles assembly marking starting point of French Revolution sketch for painting attrib to Jacques-Louis David at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Charge by Prince Lambesc heading Royal German Regiment at Tuileries gardens on July 12, 1789 painting by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Looting of Weapons at Invalides July 14, 1789 painting by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Hope for Happiness to the French Nation with Louis XVI & Finance Minister Necker in a small boat, representing France, crossing a rough sea symbolic painting (late 18thC) by Dubois at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Oath of the Tennis Court June 20, 1789 at Versailles assembly marking starting point of French Revolution sketch for painting (c1789) attrib to Jacques-Louis David at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Charge by Prince Lambesc heading Royal German Regiment at Tuileries gardens on July 12, 1789 painting (c1789) by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Looting of Weapons at Invalides July 14, 1789 painting (c1789) by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Killing of Jacques de Flesselles July 14, 1789 high civic official of Paris on steps of City Hall painting by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Taking of the Bastille July 14, 1789 painting by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marquis de Launay, Governor of Bastille, captured by his assailants July 14, 1789 painting by Charles Thévenin at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Killing of Marquis de Pellepont July 14, 1789 while trying to save the Major of the Bastille painting attrib. Charles Thévenin at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Killing of Jacques de Flesselles July 14, 1789 high civic official of Paris on steps of City Hall painting (c1789) by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Taking of the Bastille July 14, 1789 painting (c1789) by Jean-Baptiste Lallemand at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Marquis de Launay, Governor of Bastille, captured by his assailants July 14, 1789 painting (c1789) by Charles Thévenin at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Killing of Marquis de Pellepont July 14, 1789 while trying to save the Major of the Bastille painting attrib. Charles Thévenin at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
The Bastille in the First Days of Demolition July 1789 painting by Hubert Robert at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Citizen Nau-Deville dressed in National Guard uniform with partly demolished Bastille behind him painting by Jean-François Bellier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware stove in shape of Bastille made by Ollivier Fg. St. Antoine of Paris at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Detail of earthenware stove in shape of Bastille made by Ollivier Fg. St. Antoine of Paris at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
The Bastille in the First Days of Demolition July 1789 painting (1789) by Hubert Robert at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Citizen Nau-Deville dressed in National Guard uniform with partly demolished Bastille behind him painting (1790) by Jean-François Bellier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware stove in shape of Bastille (late 18thC) made by Ollivier Fg. St. Antoine of Paris at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Detail of earthenware stove in shape of Bastille (late 18thC) made by Ollivier Fg. St. Antoine of Paris at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate with scene of taking of Bastille at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Large penknife "Au grenadier de la Bastille" made of steel, ivory & tortoise shell at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Two penknives decorated as Guardsmen of the Revolutionary period made of ivory & steel at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Declaration of Human Rights painting after Jean-Jacques Le Barbier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate with scene of taking of Bastille (Revolutionary era) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Large penknife "Au grenadier de la Bastille" made of steel, ivory & tortoise shell at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Two penknives decorated as Guardsmen of the Revolutionary period made of ivory & steel at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Declaration of Human Rights painting (1789) after Jean-Jacques Le Barbier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Variation of Declaration of Human Rights graphic at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Framed fragment of banner commemorating first national celebration of French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.National celebration on Champs de Mars July 14, 1790 where Louis XVI pledged loyalty to French Constitution painting by Charles Thévenin at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The Oath by La Fayette to French Constitution on first National Celebration of the Revolution July 14, 1790 painting from French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Variation of Declaration of Human Rights graphic (after 1789) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Framed fragment of banner commemorating first national celebration of French Revolution (July 14, 1790) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.National celebration on Champs de Mars July 14, 1790 where Louis XVI pledged loyalty to French Constitution painting (1792) by Charles Thévenin at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The Oath by La Fayette to French Constitution on first National Celebration of the Revolution July 14, 1790 painting (end 18thC) from French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
The Taking of the Tuileries Aug. 10, 1792 painting by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Elderly couple in Revolutionary dress with rosettes painting on ivory at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Rosettes identifying different groups of the French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed "Weep for the pearl of Mirabeau" in honor of Count Mirabeau, an early leader of French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
The Taking of the Tuileries Aug. 10, 1792 painting (end 18thC) by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Elderly couple in Revolutionary dress with rosettes painting on ivory at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Rosettes identifying different groups of the French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate (c1791) inscribed "Weep for the pearl of Mirabeau" in honor of Count Mirabeau, an early leader of French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate inscribed "Death of Mirabeau April 10, 1791" at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed with tree of Liberty at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware platter inscribed Liberty, Equality over scales of justice made by Ollivier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed "Law & Peace" from Nevers at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate inscribed "Death of Mirabeau April 10, 1791" at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed with tree of Liberty at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware platter inscribed Liberty, Equality over scales of justice (1791-93) made by Ollivier (Paris) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed "Law & Peace" (1791) from Nevers at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate with symbols of the French Revolution from Nevers at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin who proposed a more humane method of execution, the machine named after him painting by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Miniature model of the rolling guillotine made by the French prisoners of the Grand Army at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution by Guillotine at Place de la Révolution painting by Pierre-Antoine Demachy at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Earthenware plate with symbols of the French Revolution (1795) from Nevers at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin who proposed a more humane method of execution, the machine named after him painting (c1784) by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Miniature model of the rolling guillotine made by the French prisoners of the Grand Army at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution by Guillotine at Place de la Révolution (now Place de la Concorde) painting (c1793) by Pierre-Antoine Demachy at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
The Jacobins in Hell, a political club during French Revolution associated with Reign of Terror allegorical painting attrib. to Jean Touzé after Hector Chaussier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Portraits dating to French Reign of Terror at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Maximilien de Robespierre portrait by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Mechanical wheelchair used by Georges Couthon, close to Robespierre & executed July 1794 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
The Jacobins in Hell, a political club during French Revolution associated with Reign of Terror allegorical painting (c1795) attrib. to Jean Touzé after Hector Chaussier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Portraits dating to French Reign of Terror at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Maximilien de Robespierre portrait (late 18thC) by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Mechanical wheelchair used by Georges Couthon, close to Robespierre & executed July 1794 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Revolutionary Allegory painting by Nicholas Jeaurat de Bertry at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat assassinated July 1793 & considered Martyr of French Revolution portrait by Joseph Boze at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat before the Bust of Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau both considered Martyrs of the Revolution painting by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Charlotte Corday just after Assassinating Marat painting by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Revolutionary Allegory painting (c1794) by Nicholas Jeaurat de Bertry at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat assassinated July 1793 & considered Martyr of French Revolution portrait (c1793) by Joseph Boze at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat before the Bust of Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau both considered Martyrs of the Revolution painting (late 18thC) by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Charlotte Corday just after Assassinating Marat painting (late 18thC) by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Marat Assassinated painting after Louis David at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat, Friend of the People popular print at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat reflecting his popular adoration as a Martyr of French Revolution portrait bust made in France at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.French birch & walnut painted secretary desk with Revolutionary symbol at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Marat Assassinated painting after Louis David at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat, Friend of the People popular print (late 18thC) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jean-Paul Marat reflecting his popular adoration as a Martyr of French Revolution portrait bust (late 18thC) made in France at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.French birch & walnut painted secretary desk with Revolutionary symbol (1793-95) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Dressing table decorated with Revolutionary designs in beech wood at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Juliette Récamier painting by François Gérard at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Gallery with items related to wars fought by France during & immediately after Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Gallery with items related to wars fought by France during & immediately after Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Dressing table (late 18thC) decorated with Revolutionary designs in beech wood at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Juliette Récamier painting (1802-05) by François Gérard at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Gallery with items related to wars fought by France during & immediately after Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Gallery with items related to wars fought by France during & immediately after Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Military drum painted with Revolutionary symbols at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Alphonse Baudin on the barricade Dec. 3, 1857 killed protesting the coup d'etat by Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte painting by Ernest-Louis Pichio at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Departure of National Mobile Guard for Franco-Prussian War from Paris in Aug. 1870 painting by Alfred Dehodencq at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Artillery Camped in Tuileries Garden late Sept. 1870 during siege of Paris painting by Henri Brunner-Lacoste & Alfred Decaen at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Military drum painted with Revolutionary symbols at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Alphonse Baudin on the barricade Dec. 3, 1857 killed protesting the coup d'etat by Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte painting (1869) by Ernest-Louis Pichio at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Departure of National Mobile Guard for Franco-Prussian War from Paris in Aug. 1870 painting (c1879) by Alfred Dehodencq at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Artillery Camped in Tuileries Garden late Sept. 1870 during siege of Paris painting (1871) by Henri Brunner-Lacoste & Alfred Decaen at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Two Soldiers during Siege of Paris in front of Ruined Houses painting by "E.T." at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Announcement of Abolition of imperial regime before the legislature Sept. 4, 1870 painting by Jules Didier & Jacques Guiaud at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Portrait of Léon Gambetta, statesman prominent during & after Franco-Prussian war, set in medallion of enamel & gold filigree, artist unknown at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Destruction of the Tuileries, episode during the fall of the Paris Commune which briefly ruled March to May 1871 painting by Gustave Boulanger at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Two Soldiers during Siege of Paris in front of Ruined Houses painting by "E.T." at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Announcement of Abolition of imperial regime before the legislature Sept. 4, 1870 painting (1871) by Jules Didier & Jacques Guiaud at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Portrait of Léon Gambetta, statesman prominent during & after Franco-Prussian war, set in medallion of enamel & gold filigree, artist unknown at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Destruction of the Tuileries, episode during the fall of the Paris Commune which briefly ruled March to May 1871 painting by Gustave Boulanger at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Souvenir painted box from Commune Belleville Barricade, May 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Souvenir snuffbox from the Temple Barricade May 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Souvenir matchbox inscribed "Vive la Commune" May 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Souvenir plaque with history of the Siege of Paris by Prussian Army Sept. 1870 to late Jan. 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Souvenir painted box from Commune Belleville Barricade, May 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Souvenir snuffbox from the Temple Barricade May 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Souvenir matchbox inscribed "Vive la Commune" May 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Souvenir plaque with history of the Siege of Paris by Prussian Army Sept. 1870 to late Jan. 1871 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Painting of rat which served as nourishment during Siege of Paris painting by Auguste Charpentier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Paris on Fire ending the Commune May 24, 1871 painting by Jules Giradet at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The International, a revolutionary song, sheet music lithographic printing plate designed by Théophile Steinlein at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jules Vallès journalist & writer & political prisoner portrait by Gustave Courbet at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Painting of rat which served as nourishment during Siege of Paris painting (c1871) by Auguste Charpentier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Paris on Fire ending the Commune May 24, 1871 painting (1871) by Jules Giradet at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The International, a revolutionary song, sheet music lithographic printing plate (1902) designed by Théophile Steinlein at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Jules Vallès journalist & writer & political prisoner portrait (c1861) by Gustave Courbet at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.

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