Louis XVI Stopt [sic] in his Flight at Varennes

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Title

Louis XVI Stopt [sic] in his Flight at Varennes

Description

This romantic English painting of the King’s flight suggests only a few feet separated the King from escape.

Creator

Mariano Bovi (engraver)
Domenico Pellegrini (painter)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1796

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/98/|<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
English

Identifier

98

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

46.5 x 60 cm

Title (French)

Arrestation du Roy Louis XVI a Varennes

Caption (English)

The inhabitants being informed who the travellers were, sounded the alarm, barricaded the bridge, and seized the horses. the king's attendants would have killed the fellows that stopt the carriage but the King unwilling to be the cause of bloodshed, forbad all resistance and surrendered himself to the Magistrate of the Town.

Citation

Mariano Bovi (engraver) and Domenico Pellegrini (painter), “Louis XVI Stopt [sic] in his Flight at Varennes,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed May 26, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/98.