Hell Broke Loose, or, The Murder of Louis

Title

Hell Broke Loose, or, The Murder of Louis

Description

Satire on the execution of Louis XVI; the king kneeling under the guillotine operated by two winged devils; Abbé Edgeworth kneeling in front of him, with crucifix and prayer's book; angel playing trumpet among clouds surrounded by devils flying above; army of sans-culottes holding bayonets in the foreground. British Museum.

Creator

Print made by: William Dent
Published by: James Aitken

Rights

Public Domain: This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Original Format

Etching print on paper

Physical Dimensions

Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 338 millimetres

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Hell_Broke_Loose,_or_The_Murder_of_Louis,_1793.jpg

Collection

Citation

Print made by: William Dent Published by: James Aitken, “Hell Broke Loose, or, The Murder of Louis,” Execution Ballads, accessed September 28, 2022, https://omeka.cloud.unimelb.edu.au/execution-ballads/items/show/1161.

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