Louis’s Separation from His Family

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Title

Louis’s Separation from His Family

Description

After hearing the verdict, the King was allowed a final evening with his family, whom he had not seen for almost a month during the trial. Twice on the evening of 20 January the King met with his wife, his son, and a daughter. For about an hour and three–quarters all told, they visited. Only at this time, three days after the verdict, was the family told of the King’s sentence. This led to a miserable scene with much weeping and kissing. The children were totally distraught when finally the father departed. Although they hoped for a final farewell in the morning, this was not to be.

Creator

Jean-Baptiste Vérité (engraver)
Pierre Bouillon (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1794

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/103/|de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 30 (pièces 5018-5141), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

103

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

49 x 57.5 cm

Title (French)

La Séparation de Louis seize, d'avec sa famille

Caption

dans la tour du Temple

Citation

Jean-Baptiste Vérité (engraver) and Pierre Bouillon (designer), “Louis’s Separation from His Family,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed February 22, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/103.