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Le mystère des portraits de Robespierre aux rayures

Gilchrist, Marianne



The portrait of Robespierre in a striped coat (Musée Carnavalet P.729) is probably his most popular and most reproduced portrait in modern times. However, in researching his iconography, I was surprised to find it was not in circulation during his lifetime, but appeared for the first time in the 1820s. Can its possible origins be identified?


Gilchrist, M. (2022). Le mystère des portraits de Robespierre aux rayures. [Webpage text with illustrations]

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Online Publication Date Jun 28, 2022
Publication Date Jun 28, 2022
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 14, 2022
Keywords Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolution, Révolution Française, portraiture, revolutionary iconography, Joseph Boze, 18C art, portraits
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