xml/lby.00113.xml Icons of Liberty: The Charter of 1830

Méry-Joseph Blondel, The Charter of 1830 (c. 1830)

Méry-Joseph Blondel, The Charter of 1830 (c. 1830). Musée Baron Martin, Gray. Reproduced from Michael Marrinan, Painting Politics from Louis-Philippe: Art and Ideology in Orléanist France, 1830-1848, Yale University Press, 1988, 62. In Blondel's allegory on the July Revolution, Truth holds the Charter in one hand and a light-emitting mirror in the other, while Discord bradishes a flaming torch and Hypocrisy clutches a dagger, as the despot Monarchy lies dying, his crown slipping from his head.

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