Fleeing by Design or the Perjurer Louis XVI

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Title

Fleeing by Design or the Perjurer Louis XVI

Description

Another engraving of the King’s arrest portrays the guard apprehending Louis and his family in their flight from Paris in June 1791. From Varennes, the royal family is brought back to Paris accompanied by three deputies of the National Assembly, armed guards, and a sometimes angry crowd. Upon returning to Paris, a large and unfriendly crowd turned out to view the man now known simply as Louis Capet, no longer King of the French.

Creator

Laurent Guyot (engraver)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1791

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/231/|<span>Collection Michel Hennin.<em> Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 125, Pièces 10979-11059, période : 1791</span>|<span>Collection 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

231

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

25.5 x 38 cm

Title (French)

La Fuite a déssein ou le parjure Louis XVI

Citation

Laurent Guyot (engraver), “Fleeing by Design or the Perjurer Louis XVI,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 20, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/231.