1810. Oil on canvas. 15.2 x 23.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA. Read Note.
The Revolt of Cairo took place on 21 and 22 October 1789 against the French occupation troops in Egypt. The rebel forces concentrated in the Azhar mosque and were defeated only after a heavy cannonade. Girodet’s painting depicted the final stages of the battle near the mosque.
See: Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson. The Revolt of Cairo.
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