Fête de la fédération, 1790-91, fragment d'une courtepointe en coton imprimé à la planche. Représentations réelles et allégoriques de la fête de la fédération le 14 juillet 1790. Conservé au V&A, (Londres), 1682-1899.
Fuite de Louis XVI et arrestation a Varennes
Détail d'Indienne, Impression à la planche de bois sur coton, Manufacture Oberkampf à Jouy, 1785
The "Cult of the Supreme Being" was a secular religion developed by the Committee of Public Safety during the radical phase of the French Revolution. In an effort to stamp out all vestiges of Catholicism in France, the new leaders adopted a largely atheistic religious persuasion that emphasized and worshipped the abstract principle of "reason."
toile de jouy - gorgeous
The French Revolution was replaced by The French Republic during a period of horrific political violence known as the Reign of Terror. Thousands of nobles and priests were slaughtered or sent to the guillotine. Much of this was under the orders of the ironically titled Committee of Public Safety.
ANTIQUE FRENCH LINEN TOILE DE JOUY
Yann Bagot / toile de jouy
A deck of cards dating from the French Revolution. Kings have been replaced with Wise Men (Solo, Plato, Cato, & Brutus), and Queens with Virtues.