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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Mme Elisabeth conduite au supplice' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160825

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Photograph of a drawing by Paul Delaroche, created arounds 1856. The subject matter was inspired by an episode from the French Revolution in which Élisabeth of France (1764-94), Louis XVI’s sister, was forced to witness her court attendants on their way to execution. The work depicts a group of men and women standing in a row inside a vaulted room of the Conciergerie. They are led away through a doorway on the right by armed guards. Élisabeth stands centrally looking at the death procession, her hands bound behind her back. A woman collapses on her knees as she holds onto Élisabeth’s skirt.

  • Creator(s)

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

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    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]
              • Conciergerie Prison [Paris]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the eighteenth century
              • Wars of the French Revolution (1792-1802)