Months in the Second Year of the French Republican Calendar, Salvatore Tresca, after Louis Lafitte, 1792 - 1794

Months in the Second Year of the French Republican Calendar, Salvatore Tresca, after Louis Lafitte, 1792 - 1794

etching, h 350mm × w 269mm More details

The calendar sheets are illustrated with young women flimsily attired in the latest Neoclassical fashion. After the French Revolution of 1789, the Republicans emphatically distanced themselves from the past, the Ancien Régime. They replaced the old Gregorian calendar and gave the months new names based on natural elements. This publication, which is reminiscent of later pin-up calendars, may have been intended for an intimate private setting.

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