Where better to begin than at the epicentre?
What did Robespierre REALLY look like?
There are several portraits and loads of prints and caricatures, but his features remain illusive; the slightest variation in proportions changes the face and the sense of the man.
|Lithograph by Francois Seraphin Delpech (1832)|
Wellcome Institute of Medicine
|Anon Musée Carnavalet|
To anyone following the recent "Robespierre's cravat" debate on Tumblr - most of the the frilly bit is a shirt front; but, look carefully, the top frill has a pink edge and is the bow of a cravat.
Jordan, David P. The Revolutionary career of Maximilien Robespierre, New York: The Free Press (1985) p.254