Trial of Marie Antoinette of Austria

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Title

Trial of Marie Antoinette of Austria

Description

Some months after the execution of her husband, Marie Antoinette found herself in the dock of the public prosecutor, Antoine Quentin Fouquier–Tinville. The intervention of the radical journalist Jacques–René Hébert had pushed her case to the top, and she was accused most notably of immorality and treason. She defended herself bravely and calmly, as the above image suggests. But the judgment was never in doubt, as the revolutionaries had always doubted her. And acquittal in these conditions was difficult at best. After a two–day trial, she was convicted and executed the next day, 16 October 1793.

Creator

J.-Frédéric Cazenave (engraver)
Pierre Bouillon (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1805-1815

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/8/|de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 33 (pièces 5395-5522), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

8

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

40 x 53cm

Title (French)

Jugement de Marie Antoinette D'Autriche au Tribunal Révolutionnaire

Citation

J.-Frédéric Cazenave (engraver) and Pierre Bouillon (designer), “Trial of Marie Antoinette of Austria,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 20, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/8.