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Louis Arrives in Hell

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Title

Louis Arrives in Hell

Description

In classical mythology, the journey to Hell involved crossing the river Styx. Revolutionary cartoonists often invoked this image when describing the fate of their enemies. This is no exception. See the boat on the left with the dog, Cerberus, who was the guardian of the gates of the underworld. Arriving here is the headless Louis, greeted by other prior monarchs. In the right corner is a glade, showing a contrasting world in which people dance happily around the liberty pole.

Creator

Villeneuve (engraver)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/62/
Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 130, Pièces 11395-11488, période : 1793
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 31 (pièces 5142-5251), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

62
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (31)-FT 4

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

34.5 x 40.5 cm

Title (French)

Réception de Louis Capet aux enfers