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  • Jackie Dalley

    Louis Leopold Boilly: The Singer Chenard, as a Sans-Culotte, 1792 Museum: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet - Paris: The spirit of the French Rev is epitomized in this painting by Boilly of the actor Chenard in the role of a revolutionary, a sansculotte. Gone are the court breeches and instead loose, baggy trousers were worn...the hair is no longer pomaded but worn loose, with a shapeless phrygian cap.

  • Serenity Thomas

    Peasant garb, 1775-1820 Louis Léopold Boilly-Chenard as a 'Sans Culottes'

  • Mr. Moo

    French Revolutionary - example of sans culotte

  • Casey Goldberg

    Sans culottes: a group of working-class men who supported the French Revolution. They wore trousers, which validated the French meaning of the term, "without knee breeches." Another element of the sans culotte dress was the carmagnole, which was a short woolen or cloth jacket that was a darker color. Additional parts of the costume were a red waistcoat, wooden shoes, and a soft woolen peasant's cap.

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