Primary Source

Louis Rides a Pig

Engraving of King Louis XVI riding a pig
Engraving of King Louis XVI riding a pig

Annotation

Equestrian skills were expected of a monarch. But portraying the King mounted on a pig was most unflattering. Linking royalty to animals was a theme that emerged after the flight to Varennes.

Transcription

Title in French
Les Deux font la paire

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"Louis Rides a Pig," in World History Commons, https://worldhistorycommons.org/louis-rides-pig [accessed August 13, 2022]