[France.] Achile Roche.David 1831.
Engraving on india. Plate 247 x 215mm (9¾ x 8½").
From a Medallion by David D'Angers. Achille Roche (1801-1834), the French revolutionary and journalist who was born in Paris. After serving as secretary to Benjamin Constant, Roche wrote political novels and, in 1825, history of the French Revolution. A great admirer of Robespierre, he praised the Reign of Terror in his introductions to 'Memoires de Lavasseur de la Sarthe'. As a consequence, he spent four months in prison. He joined the Society of Friends of the Constitution and formed the journal 'Mouvement'. Following its confiscation in 1832, Roche became editor of the 'Tribune' and publisher of the 'Patriote de l'Allier' in Moulins, where he died.
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