Marie Antoinette as a Serpent
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.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 7 (pièces 1046-1231), Ancien Régime et Révolution
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (7)-FT 4
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6.5 x 6.5 cm
M.me *** Laspict