UCL Art Museum holds a wide range of visual and textual resources for exploring the visual representation of the French Revolution in Britain and France. Works include both pro-revolution and anti-revolution caricature prints produced in France and Britain, such as prints of male and female sans-culottes, the destruction of the Bastille, the death of Marat and the execution of Louis XVI, portrait prints of revolutionary figures from the Tableau Historique (a series issued in instalments in the early 19th century) and a sheet of post-revolutionary bank notes. Possible themes to pursue in your teaching include history and visual culture of the French Revolution, gender and cultural stereotypes, images on material objects such as bank notes, sentimentality and whether prints can start a revolution.

The pack contains detailed label text for a focused number of artworks. Label text includes artist, title, medium, date and descriptive information regarding the object. There is also suggested reading and related works in the collection which you could consider.

For any questions regarding the resource, please contact the UCL Art Museum staff at college.art@ucl.ac.uk

This resource has been put together by Krisztina Lackoi, Tom Cowie and Erin Schuppert . Photography has been completed by Mary Hinkley and Tony Slade, UCL Media Services. All rights are reserved by UCL Art Museum, University College London.

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