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- Object: Abschied der Königin Marie Antoinette von Ihrer Familie
Prison interior with Marie Antoinette taking leave of her family; on the right a gaoler holding a flaming torch in open door while nearby a soldier restrain Louis Charles who is held between his sister and a distraught woman to right; soldiers waiting in shadows to left; oval format; after Ramberg. 1794
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Height: 470 millimetres (plate)
Width: 537 millimetres (plate)
- Curator's comments
- This is one of a large number of sentimental prints produced everywhere in Europe, except France, concerning the fate of the French royal family. Ramberg came to London between 1781-8. An advertisement in the 'Merkur' of 17 March 1794 announced the publication of this print as the first of "a series of the most interesting scenes of the French Revolution". It was engraved in Berlin by Bolt, in the English stipple manner, and the painting was returned via Leipzig so that it might be shown in the book fair there. But the series was never continued.
For the related drawing see 1877,0512.20.
See also Altheidis von Rohr, 'J H Ramberg: Maler für König und Volk', 1998, pp60-61.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: French Revolution 1793
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