Inspired by the centuries growing radical idea and the financial conditions of the poor, the French Revolution from 1789 until 1799 saw the end of absolute monarchy in France, the terror of the guillotine, the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and a global conflict that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. These headless portraits testify to the juxtaposition of ideals and brutality seen during the period. Princess Élisabeth of France (3 May 1764 – 10 May 1794), also known as Madame Élisabeth was the youngest sister of King Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793); refusing to leave France during the events of the revolution, she stayed with the royal family and was executed at Place de la Révolution in Paris during the during the ‘Reign of Terror’ (1793–1794), which also saw the execution of her brother.
Headless Portraits: Madame Élisabeth
Original art on wooden plaques, and sealed in encaustic wax.
Avaliable on large plaque or small plaque.
Large Size: Width 10" x Height 13.5" $65.00
Small Size: Width 3.5" x Height 4.5" $25.00
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