XVIII Century. French school. Period of the Revolution. Museum in Paris. Guards swords and handles.
These five motifs, whether special features by ornaments and symbols that decorate the guards may be swords of honor offered by the city of Paris a few citizens who are particularly distinguished in the storming of the Bastille. All blades are richly inlaid (9409-9415)
XVIII Siècle. École Française. Période de la Révolution. Au Musée, à Paris. Poignées et Gardes d’épées.
Ces cinq motifs, si caractèristiques par les ornaments et les symboles qui dècorent le gardes, sont peut-être des épées d’honneur offertes par la ville de Paris à quelques citoyens qui seraient particulièrement distingues lors de la prise de la Bastille. Toutes les lames sont richement damasquinèes (9409-9415)
XVIII Century. French school. Time of the French Revolution. Handles and scabbards of swords. Weapons of Honor.
9524 and 9525, official Sword of the member of the Directory, 9530 and 9531, Sword of honor offered by the Directory to General Massena 9526 and 9527, Sword of honor. The inscription reads: Battle of Marengo, 25 years glory. Awarded by the First Consul of the French Republic, Napoleon Bonaparte to General Gaspard Amédée Gardanne.
9524 et 9525; Epée officielle de membre du Directoire; 9530 et 9531, sabre d’honneur offert par le Directoire a Masséna; 9526 et 9527, sabre d’honneur; sur le fourreau on lit: Bataille de Marengo, le 25 prairial an VIII; commandé par le premier consul, donné par le Gouvernement de la République française au général Gardanne.
The prison de l’Abbaye. Madame Roland was interned here on her first arrest in 1793.
Madam Roland in the prison Sainte-Pélagie
Madam Roland in the prison Sainte-Pélagie.
Jeanne-Marie Roland de La Platière 1754-1793, led along with her husband during the time of the French Revolution, a famous political salon at the Hôtel Britannique in the rue Guénégaud. Madame Roland was on 1 June arrested. She came into the prison of the Abbaye, then to Sainte-Pélagie and finally to the Conciergerie. Here she wrote her Appel à l’impartiale postérité, memoirs dedicated to her daughter Eudora. The trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal took place on 8 of November and sentenced to death. She was beheaded on the Place de la Révolution, now the Place de la Concorde on the same evening by the drop hatchet of the guillotine. Before she put her head on the block, she called the now famous words: “Oh Liberty, what crimes you commit in your name!”
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