Louis as Pig

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Title

Louis as Pig

Subject

Louis XVI
Pig
Symbol

Description

The Queen, never popular to begin with in France, also bore the brunt of popular anger in 1792, as seen in these images of the King, the Queen, and elsewhere the entire royal family, as animals. One wonders if this dehumanizing of the King and Queen might explain why they became such lightning rods for criticism and, moreover, why the entire royal family would eventually be excluded from any protection under law, at the very moment that a constitution ensuring the rights of all people was being put into effect.

Creator

Villeneuve

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1791

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/38/|Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 129, Pièces 11308-11394, période : 1792

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

38

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

14.5 x 12.5 cm

Title (English)

Louis XVI as a Pig

Title (French)

Visage de Louis 16 sur un corps de porc

Tags

Citation

Villeneuve, “Louis as Pig,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 13, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/38.