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Siege of the Tuileries

  • Engraving of storming of the Tuileries Palace

Annotation

This hand–tinted engraving depicts the storming of the Tuileries Palace by what appear to be small groups of well–organized soldiers of the Marseilles National Guard. The positive image of the sans–culottes is reinforced by commentaries that attribute their action to the "despotism" of Louis XVI and the "treason" of his agents against France.

1792, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Transcription

Title in French
Siege du chateau des Tuilleries

Credits

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (29)-FT 4

de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 29 (pièces 4856-5017), Ancien Régime et Révolution

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