Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Engraving of Louis XVII

From Vive la Reine:
Louis XVII, 1793-5 (engraving), French School, (18th century)
Louis Charles de Bourbon (1785-95); Dauphin after the death of his older brother in 1789; King Louis XVII of France in 1793; royalist print depicting Louis in armour with the portraits of his parents, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette on his shield, with a spear and helmet decorated with fleur de lis and brandishing a sword in a pose reminiscent of Jeanne d’Arc; used as a rallying symbol by the ‘Chevaliers de Poignard’;


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