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- Object: The victim of equality.
Orléans (Égalité) stands on the steps of the guillotine holding at arm's length the head of Louis XVI. In the background (left) are soldiers and spectators, slim and elegant; and behind, buildings of the Place Louis XV. 1 February 1793
Etching and aquatint
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Height: 253 millimetres
Width: 202 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
Not a caricature; the manner (in 'bistre') is that of a French political print of the period. For the execution see BMSat 8297, &c.; for the part taken by Orléans, BMSat 8292, &c.
The technique shows that the engraver was French (AVG)
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