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Paul-François-Jean-Nicolas, Vicomte Barras (1755-1829)
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Paul-François-Jean-Nicolas, Vicomte Barras (1755-1829)


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Barras participated in the overthrow of Maximilien Robespierre, who had instituted the Reign of Terror (September 1793-July 1794), the most brutal phase if the French Revolution in which many thousands of people were executed. It was Barras, in 1795, who ordered General Bonaparte to disperse a crowd of counterrevolutionaries in Paris with cannon fire.
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: David; [Inscription] On right: P. Barras; [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
54.824
Measurements
Diam: 15.2 cm (15.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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