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The Trial of Marie-Antoinette
  • Auguste Raffet (1804 - 1860)
  • The Trial of Marie-Antoinette
  • France
  • 1845
  • Painting
  • Pencil and watercolour on paper
  • Image size: 9.6 x 12.8 cm
  • Inscription: 'Raffet.'
  • P737
  • Not on display
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  • Painted in 1845, according to Raffet's biographer Giacomelli. Queen Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), widow of Louis XVI, was tried before a Revolutionary Tribunal on 14-16 October and guillotined on 16 October 1793. Her husband had been executed on 21 January that year.