Marie Antoinette as a Serpent

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Title

Marie Antoinette as a Serpent

Description

The Queen, never popular to begin with in France, also bore the brunt of popular anger in 1792, as seen in these images of the King, Queen, and elsewhere the entire royal family, as animals. One wonders if this dehumanization of the King and Queen might explain why they became such lightning rods for criticism and, moreover, why the entire royal family would eventually be excluded from any protection under law, at the very moment that a constitution ensuring the rights of all people was being put into effect.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1789

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/39/|<span>de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 7 (pièces 1046-1231), Ancien Régime et Révolution</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

39

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 6.5 cm

Title (French)

M.me *** Laspict

Citation

None Identified, “Marie Antoinette as a Serpent,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed September 26, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/50.