Execution of Louis XVI, January 21, 1793, 10:22 in the morning

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Title

Execution of Louis XVI, January 21, 1793, 10:22 in the morning

Description

This image shows much the same scene on the platform as the preceding one, but the surroundings are much more in evidence. Visible here are the troops. Eight to nine thousand were mobilized to avoid any efforts at rescue. This is clearly the last moment as Louis XVI has his coat off and his hands secured behind his back. The confessor steadies the King.

Creator

Jean-Baptiste Vérité

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1794-1796

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/180/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 31 (pièces 5142-5251), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

180

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

44.5 x 59.5 cm

Title (English)

Execution of Louis XVI, January 21, 1793

Title (French)

Fils de S.t Louis montez au Ciel, 21 Janvier 1793

Citation

Jean-Baptiste Vérité, “Execution of Louis XVI, January 21, 1793, 10:22 in the morning,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 13, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/180.