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Louis XVI distributes aid to the Poor

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Title

Louis XVI distributes aid to the Poor

Description

Here Louis XVI is portrayed as a benevolent king distributing alms to the poor, an appropriate action for the "Father of his people." However, his rich fur–clad outfit contrasts with the abject poverty of the common people, suggesting to those inclined to be critical that the King did not understand the true state of popular misery during some of the 1780s.

Creator

Pierre-Michel Adam (engraver)
Louis Hersent (model)

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1817-1822

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/86/
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 2 (pièces 187-345), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

86
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (2)-FT 4

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Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

40 x 48.5 cm

Title (French)

Louis XVI. distribuant des bienfaits à de pauvres paysans dans l'Hiver de 1788