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Girodet Jean Baptiste Belley

Citizen Jean-Baptiste Belley: from slavery to the Convention Nationale

This Portrait of Citizen Jean-Baptiste Belley by the famous French artist Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, caught my eye, even though I knew nothing of the model. This painting is – literally – revolutionary. Not because it represents a Black man. Representations of men and women of African descent in early-modern European paintings were not uncommon, […]