Louis XVI, King of the French

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Title

Louis XVI, King of the French

Description

This fascinating print, likely produced before the King’s flight from Paris, takes the Louis XVI of the old regime and makes him a revolutionary with the addition of the Phrygian cap. While the engraver’s intention remains absolutely unknown, contemporaries might have seen this as mocking Louis’s new position in the Revolution. Others, less cynical, might have seen an attempt to create a monarchy living with the constitution.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/70/|<span>Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 127, Pièces 11149-11230, période : 1792</span>|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 29 (pièces 4856-5017), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

70

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

23.5 x 16 cm

Title (French)

Louis Seize, roi des Franceais

Caption

Né à Versailles le 23 aout 1754, marié le 16 may 1770 et sacré a Reims le 11 juin 1775. Bonnet de la liberté, présenté au Roi par le peuple français le 20 juin 1792

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Citation

None Identified, “Louis XVI, King of the French,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 14, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/70.