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Louis XVI: Arrival into Paris

French
late 18th–19th century
Designed by Bertrand Andrieu (French, 1761–1822)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 87 mm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.1348

Medium or Technique

Metal; probably painted lead

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Medals

Circular uniface medal of Louis XVI (1754-1789), king of France, and his family arriving in Paris (1789) before their execution. A crowd of people gathered around royal carriage at proper right with Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, the dauphin, and another man approaching stage with soldiers infront of city buildings and equestrian monument; inscribed on band above “ARRIVÉE DU ROI A PARIS”, below “ANDRIEU·F· NO.2”, and in exergue “LE 6 OCTOBRE/1789”.

Inscription

Inscribed on band above "ARRIVÉE DU ROI A PARIS", below "ANDRIEU·F· NO.2", and in exergue "LE 6 OCTOBRE/1789".

Provenance

By 1919, anonymous collector; 1919, gift of anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 6, 1919)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift