In the Reign of Terror

Jessie Macgregor (1847-1919)


Oil on canvas

H 92 x W 72 cm

Credit: Walker Gallery, Liverpool

WAG 2826; purchased, 1891

Shown at the Royal Academy in 1891 and at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, the painting imagines the plight of a Royalist mother with an infant during the French Revolution. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over the text for links.]

  • Closer view of the cradle and the mother's hands
  • Image download and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee

    This image comes up at Art UK on an Open or Creative Commons search (licence:1cc/page/1).