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Qui sont ces « faux Robespierres » ?

Gilchrist, Marianne



On-line article on the physionotrace ‘grand trait’ of a deputy of the Third Estate catalogued at Versailles as 'Maximilien Robespierre' (Versailles, Inv. Dess. 1068). This portrait has appeared on the covers of Robespierre biographies by Ruth Scurr and Jean-Clément Martin, but it cannot be him. An engraving shows the same sitter as an officer of the Garde Nationale: who is he?


Gilchrist, M. (2020). Qui sont ces « faux Robespierres » ?. [Webpage text with illustrations]

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Online Publication Date May 16, 2020
Publication Date May 16, 2020
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 14, 2022
Keywords Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolution, Révolution Francaise, portraiture, iconography, revolutionary iconography, physionotrace, portraits, 18C art
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