Image of the Queen’s Defense

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Title

Image of the Queen’s Defense

Description

The trial of the Queen is here depicted in a tinted engraving by Jean Duplessi–Bertaux as part of his series of Historical Scenes of the French Revolution. Although it refers to her as "Marie Antoinette, the Austrian," the etching portrays her somewhat sympathetically, showing her in a graceful pose with a concerned look on her face amid a hostile prosecutor, judge, and soldiers.

Creator

Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)
Jean-Baptiste-Michel Dupréel (engraver)
Jacques Bertaux (painter)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1806

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/141/|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 33 (pièces 5395-5522), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

141

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

6 x 9.5 cm

Title (French)

Marie Antoinette d'Autriche au tribunal révolutionnaire

Citation

Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver), Jean-Baptiste-Michel Dupréel (engraver), and Jacques Bertaux (painter), “Image of the Queen’s Defense,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 5, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/144.