Arrest of the King at Varennes, 22 June 1791

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Title

Arrest of the King at Varennes, 22 June 1791

Description

These images, all engraved and widely circulated years after the event, show four different moments of the arrest. Each successive image renders the scene increasingly dramatic. The first, a woodcut executed shortly after the event, shows the postman alone recognizing the King.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1791

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/95/|<span>Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 125, Pièces 10979-11059, période : 1791</span>|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 23 (pièces 3894-4078), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

95

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm

Title (French)

Arrestation du roi à Varennes le 22 juin 1791

Caption

Paul le Blanc et Joseph Pontant avertis par le maitre de poste de Sainte Menehould, d'arrêter une voiture s'opposent à son passage et menacent de tirer si l'on veut resister

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Citation

None Identified, “Arrest of the King at Varennes, 22 June 1791,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed May 26, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/95.