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The King Accepting the Constitution amid the National Assembly, 14 September 1791

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Title

The King Accepting the Constitution amid the National Assembly, 14 September 1791

Description

The Estates–General, reborn as the National Assembly, finished its work by completing a new constitution. This document provided for an executive—the King—as well as a legislative body. Suffrage was male and restricted to certain economic levels. Overall, it was a moderate document that created a constitutional monarch and privileged the wealthy to a considerable degree at a time when the monarchy had discredited itself and popular classes wanted more. In retrospect, one could wonder how contemporaries believed this constitution would survive.

Creator

Joseph Longueil (engraver)
Jean-Michel Moreau (illustrator)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/143/
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 25 (pièces 4199-4347), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

143
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (25)-FT 4

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 5.5 cm

Title (French)

Le Roi acceptant la Constitution au milieu de l'Assemblée nationale : le 14 septembre 1791