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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Mme Elisabeth séparée de la famille royale' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160816

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Photograph of a drawing by Paul Delaroche, created around 1854. Inspired by an episode from the French Revolution, the work depicts the transfer of Élisabeth (1764-1794), Louis XVI’s sister, from the Temple tower to the Conciergerie in 9 May 1794. She is shown at a doorway of the medieval fortress as she is being separated from Marie-Thérèse (1778-1851), her niece and daughter of the deposed King. Taken away by a guard on the right, she looks over her shoulder and extends her right arm towards Marie-Thérèse. Another guard is closing the door behind them, an action resisted by Marie-Thérèse who clings on to the door and colapses on her knees.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Marie Thérèse Charlotte, duchesse d'Angouleme (1778-1851)
    Princess Elisabeth of France (1764-94)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • France
          • Île-de-France [France]
            • Paris [France]
              • Tour du Temple [Paris]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the eighteenth century
              • Wars of the French Revolution (1792-1802)