Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Louis XVI Assists the Poor

From Anna Gibson's collection: "A vintage illustration of Louis XVI giving charity to the poor. The image is likely inspired by similar paintings and other depictions of the king’s relief to the poor during the especially severe winter of 1783-1784." Share

1 comment:

lara77 said...

This was the King that the French revolutionaries would have us believe was indifferent to the sufferings of his people.The King who when he lost his Dauphin at the opening of the Estates Generale wondered why the deputies did not offer their condolences; "Are none of these men fathers?" The victors write the history books but thanks to writers like Elena Maria Vidal we see the light of truth shine on figures from the distant past. Thank you Elena Maria for opening our eyes.