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Robespierre le Jeune (1764-1794)
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Robespierre le Jeune (1764-1794)


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description 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)"
Exhibitions
  • The Portrait Medallions of Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
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
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
19th century
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.835
Measurements
Diam: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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