Image of the King’s Departure

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Title

Image of the King’s Departure

Description

This engraving depicts the King, his wife, and his children meeting at half–past midnight on 21 June 1791, about to board a carriage in which they will flee secretly from Paris toward the border. The King and Queen were poorly disguised as servants to a German noblewoman. Since most French people outside of Paris had never seen the King or Queen in person, they expected to avoid recognition if only they could get clear of the capital and the surrounding towns.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1791

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/94/|<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

Identifier

94

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 14 cm

Title (French)

Depart de Louis XVI le 21 juin 1791, à minuit et demie

Caption

le roi, sa femme sa fille M.de Elisabeth, M. de de Tourzelle, et un garde du corps portant le Dâuphin, vont rejoindre le fiacre, qui les attend au guichet de Marigny

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Citation

None Identified, “Image of the King’s Departure,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 26, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/100.