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Scene in the National Convention of France, A, May, 1794, (engraving), (graphics)

Artist:
Vinchon
Subject:
D'anglas, Boissy
Medium:
Engraving
Type:
Graphic arts
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 322
An insurrectionary mob broke into the hall of the National Convention, and after the commission of every horror, threatened, with savage yells, the life of its President, Boissy d'Anglas. He "continued calm and unshaken during this frightful transaction; bayonets and pikes still surrounded his head." With the view of terrifying him, the wretches held up to him the bloody head of Feraud, a murdered deputy; he turned aside with horror; they again repeated it, and he bowed before the remains of the martyr; nor would he quit the chair, 'till compelled by the efforts of his friends; and the insurgents, awed with respect, allowed him to retire unmolested. [P. 14.]
Catalogue of Paintings, Engravings, &c. &c. at the Picture Gallery of the Maryland Historical Society. Fourth Exhibition, 1853. Baltimore: Printed by John D. Toy, Printer, corner of Market and St. Paul Streets.
Topic:
History--France--Napoleon
Portrait male
State of Being--Evil--Violence
Control number:
AECI 00910322
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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