Louis as a Drinker

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Title

Louis as a Drinker

Description

The arrest of the King prompted an outpouring of sentiment against Louis. Like his grandfather, Louis XV, whose early reputation as "Louis the Well–Loved" faded by the end of his long reign, Louis XVI now became the focus for all sorts of discontents. This image depicting Louis as incapable of governing himself, let alone France, reveals the depth of the scorn expressed.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1790-1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/47/|<span>Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 126, Pièces 11060-11148, période : 1791-1792</span>|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 19 (pièces 3107-3418), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

47

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

55 x 35.5 cm

Title (French)

Le Gargantua du siecle ou l'Oracle de la dive bouteille

Tags

Citation

None Identified, “Louis as a Drinker,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed June 14, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/47.