When the Revolution Decorated Paris Homes
The Revolution was not just a period of destruction. After 1789, there were many construction sites throughout Paris. Some owners even wanted to celebrate the new society by decorating their buildings, like at 46 rue Jacob. On the 2nd floor, two figures representing freedom are wearing Phrygian caps. On the 1st floor, two larger niches house classical statues, demonstrating the owner’s wealth: under the Directory (1795-1799), during which the building was constructed, the bourgeoisie also celebrated its success. The time of equality was over.
46 rue Jacob