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The Taking of the Bastille, 14 July 1789

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Charles Thévenin was a leading figure in French neoclassical art. After winning first prize for painting at the Academie in 1791, he went on to exhibit at the Salon from 1793 to 1833. He served as director of the Academie Française in Rome (1816-22) and was elected to both the Institut de...

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Lower right in pen and brown ink: Dessiné et Gravé par C. Thevenin




Emanuel von Bayer (London); to Hill-Stone (New York), 2006; from whom purchased by MFA, 27 June 2007.

Credit Line

Eleanor A. Sayre Fund and Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund

Prise de la Bastille, le 14 Juillet, 1789

about 1793

Catalogue Raisonné

Baudicour 1, i/ii


Sheet: 43.2 x 60.7 cm (17 x 23 7/8 in.) Image: 37 x 58.1 cm (14 9/16 x 22 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching, retouched with brush and gray wash


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