The King Returns to Paris

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Title

The King Returns to Paris

Description

From Berthault’s series of great moments in the Revolution, this engraving presents a version of events on 6 October 1789 favorable to the King. Reminiscent of orderly ceremonial royal appearances, this image suggests that the outcome stemmed from the King’s own will and that his heroic intervention prevented the massed National Guard units from firing.

Creator

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver)
Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver)
Jean-Louis Prieur (designer)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1802

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/211/|<span>Collection Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 119, Pièces 10386-10489, période : 1789</span>|<span>Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 18 (pièces 2908-3106), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

211

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

24 x 29 cm

Title (French)

Le Roi promettant de venir à Paris avec sa famille

Caption

salve d'artillerie devant le Château de Versailles, le 6 octobre 1789

Tags

Citation

Pierre-Gabriel Berthault (engraver), Jean Duplessi-Bertaux (engraver), and Jean-Louis Prieur (designer), “The King Returns to Paris,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 26, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/213.