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The Departure of the Volunteer by Watteau de L'Isle, c. 1792. A sentimental depiction of the patriotic sacrifice needed to save the Revolution from foreign invasion.

"Citizens Singing the Hymn of the Marseillais." Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed in April 1792 “War Song for the Army of the Rhine.” Later, when the volunteers of Montpellier and Marseille marched north to Paris in July 1792, they sang the song at each stage of their journey and at the arrival in Paris.

Satire: a reversal of roles A young man, in military dress, of elegant and effeminate appearance, sprawls on a sofa, looking towards a young woman (right) who leans towards him. She is of meretricious appearance, and wears the mens style quasi-military riding-dress fashionable at this time in connection with the militia camps of 1782 Hand-coloured mezzotint

Entourage of Jacques Louis David Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Milhaud, Deputy of the Convention, in his uniform of representant of the People to the Armies (1794)

Image gallery: Master Lavender qualifying himself for the Army, 1781 I suspect that the lady in question might be someone like the Duchess of Devonshire, an explicit if hidden sexual connotation

Baroness Crussol, wife of Henri-Charles-Emmanuel de Crussol-Florensac, lieutenant general of the armies of the King of France, by Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun

Louis XVI, King of the French, 1792. The 1775 engraving, a typical portrait of the king at the time, was reworked in 1792 to record the king's donning of the Pyrigian cap during the invasion of the Tuilleries Palace by Parisian sans-culottes in July 1792.

Hats by Madame Bertin 1792 - Marie Antoinette | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A Club of Republican Women. Between 1791 and 1793, women formed associations both to support the liberal constitutional and the republican regimes and to claim equal political rights with men.

Women shelling peas, Paris, 1737, Anne Claude de Tubieres, after Edme Bouchardon, etching with some engraving,

The women's march to Versailles in demand of bread on October 5 1789