This stole reproduces a detail of the work of Delacroix Liberty Leading the people.
This painting is commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled King Charles X of France.
A woman personifying the concept and the Goddess of Liberty leads the people forward over a barricade and the bodies of the fallen, holding the flag of the French Revolution - the tricolour flag, which remains France's national flag - in one hand and brandishing a bayonetted musket with the other.
The figure of Liberty is also viewed as a symbol of France and the French Republic known as Marianne.
Size: 100 x 190 cm, 39.3" x 74.8"
Origin: Liberty Leading the People (July 28, 1830); H. 2.60 m; W. 3.25 m
Material of the original, Oil on canvas
Museum: Paris - Musée du Louvre
Themes: History, Painting, Historic scenes
Art movements: French paintings, 19th century
Artist: Eughne Delacroix (1798-1863)