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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Pierre N. Violet, 1749–1819, French
Published by C. Guisan
Title:

Louis XVI

Additional Title(s):

The Unfortunate Louis 16th

L'infortuné Louis 16

The Unfortunate Louis 16th in the Dress He Wore While Confined in the Temple

L'infortuné Louis 16 dans le costume qu'il portoit durant sa détention au Temple

Date:
1793
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (25.7 x 20 cm), Plate: 8 1/16 x 6 inches (20.4 x 15.2 cm), and Image (oval): 3 3/8 x 2 3/4 inches (8.5 x 7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "(IR31/862) | Juer 1837"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left side of oval image: "P. Violet pinxt."; along lower right side of oval image: "F. Bartolozzi R. A sculpt."; lower center: "The Unfortunate Louis 16th | In the Dress he wore while | confined in the Temple. | L'infortuné Louis 16, | dans le costume qu'il portoit | durant sa détention au Temple. | ........................ crinemque, rotantes | Sanguineum populis ulularint tristia galli. [decorative mark] | Lucan I-V. 567. | London. Pubd. Febry.. 12. 179.3 by C. Guisan, and Sold by J. F. Tomkins No. 49, New Bond Street [decorative mark]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.624
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coat | correctional institution | costume | cravat | fortress | French Revolution, 1789-1799 | king (person) | man | oval | portrait | prison | waistcoat
Associated People:
Louis XVI (1754–1793), king of France
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40830
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