Monday, 17 June 2013

A Step From the Edge

This particular pamphlet dates from around 1791 and is aimed at targeting Marie Antoinette in particular. The dethroned Queen is seen stepping from the Tuileries to safety carrying the King and the Daupin. Behind them are Madame Royale and Madame Élisabeth waiting for their turn. The pamphlet is filled with references to the many cruel rumours personified by the people beneath her. The King and Queen is both carrying a part of a broken sceptre - to the far left the Comte de Province can be seen encouraging the royal couple while holding a purse filled with money.

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