French Revolution Photos

June 20, 1789: Oath of Estates General national assembly in Tennis Court at Versailles.
July 14, 1789: Storming of Bastille Prison.
Aug. 26, 1789: Declaration of the Rights of Man.
Aug. 10, 1792: Louis XVI ousted after Tuileries Palace seized.
Late 1792 onward: Reign of Terror grows.
Jan 21, 1793: Execution of Louis XVI.
June 2, 1793: Downfall of Girondist faction & start of civil war.
June 27, 1794: Downfall of Robespierre & end of Reign of Terror.
Oct. 28, 1795: Directory government established.
Nov. 9, 1799: Directory ends with coup d'état by Bonaparte.

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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.Oath of the Tennis Court graphic by Jacques Louis David at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Monument to Convention Nationale, National Convention parliament of French Revolution at Pantheon. 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.
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.Oath of the Tennis Court graphic (after 1823) by Jacques Louis David at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Monument to Convention Nationale, National Convention parliament of French Revolution (1792-5) at Pantheon. 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 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.
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 (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.
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 (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 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.
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 (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.
Copy of French Revolutionary Declaration of Rights of Man at Risorgimento Museum in Palazzo Carignano. Turin, Italy.Declaration of Human Rights painting after Jean-Jacques Le Barbier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Variation of Declaration of Human Rights graphic at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Equality holding Declaration of Rights of Man engraving by Jean-François Janinet & Jean Guillaume Moitte of France at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Copy of French Revolutionary Declaration of Rights of Man (August 26, 1789) at Risorgimento Museum in Palazzo Carignano. Turin, Italy.Declaration of Human Rights painting (1789) after Jean-Jacques Le Barbier at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Variation of Declaration of Human Rights graphic (after 1789) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Equality holding Declaration of Rights of Man engraving (1793) by Jean-François Janinet & Jean Guillaume Moitte of France at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Framed fragment of banner commemorating first national celebration of French Revolution 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.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.
Framed fragment of banner commemorating first national celebration of French Revolution (July 14, 1790) 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.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.
Portrait of King Louis XVI wearing sash of French Revolution at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French revolutionary infantry flag from time before king was executed with lilies at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French Revolutionary ceramic plate painted with symbols from time before king was executed at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French revolution bivouac painting by Nicolas-Antoine Taunay at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.
Portrait of King Louis XVI (c1791-3) wearing sash of French Revolution at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French revolutionary infantry flag (1789-93) from time before king was executed with lilies at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French Revolutionary ceramic plate (c1793) painted with symbols from time before king was executed at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French revolution bivouac painting (c1790) by Nicolas-Antoine Taunay at Orleans Beaux Arts Museum. Orleans, France.
Mirabeau before Dreux-Brézé during 1789 Revolution preparatory painting for mural in Palais Bourbon by Eugène Delacroix at Eugene Delacroix 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.Earthenware plate inscribed "Death of Mirabeau April 10, 1791" at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.The Taking of the Tuileries Aug. 10, 1792 painting by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Mirabeau before Dreux-Brézé during 1789 Revolution preparatory painting (1830-1) for mural in Palais Bourbon by Eugène Delacroix at Eugene Delacroix 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.The Taking of the Tuileries Aug. 10, 1792 painting (end 18thC) by French School 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.Execution of Louis XVI Jan 21, 1793 painting from Danish school at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution of Marie-Antoinette Oct 16, 1793 painting from Danish school 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 (late 18thC) from Danish school at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Execution of Marie-Antoinette Oct 16, 1793 painting (late 18thC) from Danish school 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.French revolutionary infantry flag from time after king was executed with Jacobine symbols & cap at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
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.French revolutionary infantry flag (1792-1804) from time after king was executed with Jacobine symbols & cap at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Rosettes with slogans from the French Revolution at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Paper assignat bonds issued by the French Revolutionary government at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Revolutionary Allegory painting by Nicholas Jeaurat de Bertry at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Room with symbol of French Revolution & subsequent Italian occupation by France represented by Phrygian cap on liberty tree of Carmagnola at Risorgimento Museum in Palazzo Carignano. Turin, Italy.
Rosettes with slogans from the French Revolution (c1792) at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Paper assignat bonds (1792-5) issued by the French Revolutionary government at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Revolutionary Allegory painting (c1794) by Nicholas Jeaurat de Bertry at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Room with symbol of French Revolution & subsequent Italian occupation by France (1799) represented by Phrygian cap on liberty tree of Carmagnola at Risorgimento Museum in Palazzo Carignano. Turin, Italy.
French Revolutionary Jacobine cap at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Phrygian cap symbol of French Revolution at Risorgimento Museum. Turin, Italy.Cockade worn during attempted insurrection in Bologna preserved by Napoleon as first Italian tricolor at Risorgimento Museum. Turin, Italy.French Revolutionary ceramic plate painted with symbols from post king Jacobine era at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
French Revolutionary Jacobine cap (c1795) at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Phrygian cap (1799) symbol of French Revolution at Risorgimento Museum. Turin, Italy.Cockade worn during attempted insurrection in Bologna (Nov. 13-14, 1974) preserved by Napoleon as first Italian tricolor at Risorgimento Museum. Turin, Italy.French Revolutionary ceramic plate painted with symbols from post king Jacobine era at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
French Revolutionary ceramic plate painted with symbols from post king Jacobine era at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware plate with symbols of the French Revolution from Nevers 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.Self-portrait by Jacques-Louis David at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
French Revolutionary ceramic plate painted with symbols from post king Jacobine era at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Earthenware plate with symbols of the French Revolution (1795) from Nevers 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.Self-portrait (1794) by Jacques-Louis David at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Death of Marat painting by Jacques-Louis David at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Marat Assassinated painting after Louis David 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.
Death of Marat painting (1793) by Jacques-Louis David at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Marat Assassinated painting after Louis David 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 by French School 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.Death of Joseph Bara on Dec. 8, 1794, a 13-year old boy killed for refusing to yell "Long live the King" painting by Jacques-Louis David at Calvet Museum. Avignon, France.
Charlotte Corday just after Assassinating Marat painting (late 18thC) by French School 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.Death of Joseph Bara on Dec. 8, 1794, a 13-year old boy killed for refusing to yell "Long live the King" painting (1794) by Jacques-Louis David at Calvet Museum. Avignon, France.
Juliette Récamier painting by François Gérard at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Elderly couple in Revolutionary dress with rosettes painting on ivory at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Conciergerie on Ile de la Cité where Marie Antoinette & about 2600 others were imprisoned during the Terror before being taken to the Guillotine. Paris, France.Maximilien de Robespierre portrait by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Juliette Récamier painting (1802-05) by François Gérard at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Elderly couple in Revolutionary dress with rosettes painting on ivory at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Conciergerie (1296-1313) on Ile de la Cité where Marie Antoinette & about 2600 others were imprisoned during the Terror before being taken to the Guillotine. Paris, France. Style: Gothic. Architect: Enguerrand de Marginy.Maximilien de Robespierre portrait (late 18thC) by French School at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Bust of Maximilien Robespierre detail at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Bust of Maxmilien Robespierre, an influential figure in the French Revolution known both for his high ideals & his ruthlessness in trying to bring his vision to reality at Conciergerie. Paris, France."Robespierre" bronze profile medallion by Pierre Jean David d'Angers at Conciergerie. Paris, France.House of French revolutionary Committee of Safety member Maximilien de Robespierre. Arras, France.
Bust of Maximilien Robespierre detail at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Bust of Maxmilien Robespierre, an influential figure in the French Revolution known both for his high ideals & his ruthlessness in trying to bring his vision to reality (The Terror) at Conciergerie. Paris, France."Robespierre" bronze profile medallion by Pierre Jean David d'Angers at Conciergerie. Paris, France.House of French revolutionary Committee of Safety member Maximilien de Robespierre. Arras, France.
Plaque stating that Robespierre spent his last moments at this place on July 28, 1794 before being taken to the Guillotine at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Mechanical wheelchair used by Georges Couthon, close to Robespierre & executed July 1794 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Appeal of Last Victims of the Terror, a smaller copy of a vast painting by Charles-Louis Müller exhibited at Salon of 1850-51 & Universal Exhibition of 1855 at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Portraits dating to French Reign of Terror at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Plaque stating that Robespierre spent his last moments at this place on July 28, 1794 before being taken to the Guillotine at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Mechanical wheelchair used by Georges Couthon, close to Robespierre & executed July 1794 at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Appeal of Last Victims of the Terror, a smaller copy of a vast painting by Charles-Louis Müller exhibited at Salon of 1850-51 & Universal Exhibition of 1855 at Conciergerie. Paris, France.Portraits dating to French Reign of Terror at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Young Napoleon Bonaparte portrait by Félix Philippoteaux at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Battle of Jemappes on Nov. 6, 1792 during French Revolution in Flanders painting by Henry Scheffer after Horace Vernet at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Le Vengeur monument by Ernest Dubois to mark heroism of sunken Vengeur's crew in naval battle between French & British fleets on June 1, 1794, aka Bataille du 13 prairial an 2, named after date in year 2 of French Revolutionary calendar at Pantheon. Paris, France.Distinguished French Revolution military officers 1792 gallery at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Young Napoleon Bonaparte portrait (1834) by Félix Philippoteaux at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Battle of Jemappes on Nov. 6, 1792 during French Revolution in Flanders painting by Henry Scheffer after Horace Vernet at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.Le Vengeur monument (1908) by Ernest Dubois to mark heroism of sunken Vengeur's crew in naval battle between French & British fleets on June 1, 1794, aka Bataille du 13 prairial an 2, named after date in year 2 of French Revolutionary calendar at Pantheon. Paris, France.Distinguished French Revolution military officers 1792 gallery at Versailles Palace. Versailles, France.
Bust of Championnet, a military hero during the time of the French Revolution,in front of Market Hall. Antibes, France.Rosettes identifying different groups of the French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Military drum painted with Revolutionary symbols at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed "Law & Peace" from Nevers at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
Bust of Championnet, a military hero during the time of the French Revolution,in front of Market Hall. Antibes, France.Rosettes identifying different groups of the French Revolution at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Military drum painted with Revolutionary symbols at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Earthenware plate inscribed "Law & Peace" (1791) from Nevers at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
La liberté earthenware plate with Revolutionary era symbols from Nevers, France at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, 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.French birch & walnut painted secretary desk with Revolutionary symbol at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.
La liberté earthenware plate with Revolutionary era symbols (end 18thC) from Nevers, France at Rouen Ceramic Museum. Rouen, 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.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.


Dressing table (late 18thC) decorated with Revolutionary designs in beech wood at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.



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