Photo, Print, Drawing Attack on a Barricade in Paris, 1848.

About this Item

Title

  • Attack on a Barricade in Paris, 1848.

Summary

  • This unsigned early pencil sketch by British artist John Everett Millais (1829-96) shows the chaos of the February 1848 revolution in Paris that ended the reign of Louis-Philippe and established the French Second Republic. In February 1848, the French merchant classes erected barricades throughout Paris to protest their lack of political rights and the difficulties caused by an extended economic depression. In an incident outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a soldier fired into a crowd, inciting a riot. By the end of February, Louis-Philippe had fled and the opposition had formed a provisional government. The sketch is from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library, the foremost American collection devoted to the history and iconography of soldiers and soldiering, and one of the world's largest collections devoted to the study of military and naval uniforms.

Names

  • Millais, John Everett, 1829-1896 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1848.

Headings

  • -  France
  • -  France--Île-de-France--Paris
  • -  1848
  • -  Battles
  • -  France -- History -- February Revolution, 1848
  • -  Soldiers

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 drawing; 42.9 x 27.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Brown University Library.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669862

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Millais, John Everett, Artist. Attack on a Barricade in Paris. Paris Île-De-France France, 1848. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669862/.

APA citation style:

Millais, J. E. (1848) Attack on a Barricade in Paris. Paris Île-De-France France, 1848. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669862/.

MLA citation style:

Millais, John Everett, Artist. Attack on a Barricade in Paris. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669862/>.