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Robespierre le Jeune (1764-1794)

Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)19th century

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Augustin-Bon Joseph de Robespierre was a lawyer and brother of Maximilien Robespierre, the famous French revolutionary leader. Like his elder brother, he was guillotined in 1794. The inscription reads in translation, "I share my brother's virtues. I wish to share his fate. I demand a decree of arrest against me as well. (9 Thermidor)"

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  • Title: Robespierre le Jeune (1764-1794)
  • Creator: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)
  • Date Created: 19th century
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  • Roles: Artist: Pierre-Jean David d'Angers (French, 1788-1856)
  • Provenance: Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: medallions (medals); portraits
  • Medium: bronze
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Bottom center: P.J. David; [Transcription] At left: JE PARTAGE LES / VERTUS DE MON FRERE.JE / VEUX PARTAGER SON SORT JE / DEMANDE AUSI LE DECRET D'ARRESTON / CONTRE MOI / (9 THERMIDOR); [Translation] At left: I share my brother's virtues. I wish to share his fate. I demand a decree of arrest against me as well; [Inscription] At right: Robespierre Jeune; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
  • Geography: Place of Origin: France
  • Exhibitions: The Portrait Medallions of Pierre-Jean David dΓÇÖAngers (1788-1856). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2008.
  • Dimensions: Diam: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters
  • Classification: Metal
  • Accession Number: 54.835

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