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Louis Rides a Pig

  • Engraving of King Louis XVI riding a pig
  • Engraving of King Louis XVI riding a pig

Annotation

Equestrian skills were expected of a monarch. But portraying the King mounted on a pig was most unflattering. Linking royalty to animals was a theme that emerged after the flight to Varennes.

"Louis Rides a Pig," 1791, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Transcription

Title in French
Les Deux font la paire

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