Description Vadier, a politician and member of the Convention-a constitutional and legislative assembly-called for the trial and execution of King Louis XVI in 1791. During the Thermidorean Reaction, a revolt within the revolutionary movement in which the excesses of the Reign of Terror were denounced, he had the radical Maximilien Robespierre brought to trial and executed.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: P.J. David; [Date] Bottom center: 1818; [Inscription] On left: Vadier député pour le peuple; [Inscription] On right: français a l'assemblée constituante et à / la convention; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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