Artist Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian, 1765-1810
Artist after Charles Benazeck, English, 1767-1794
  • Louis XVI Ascending the Scaffold
Date ca. 1795
Medium Engraving printed in black ink on wove paper
Dimensions Image: 17 5/8 × 24 inches (44.8 × 61 cm)
Sheet: 20 3/4 × 26 3/8 inches (52.7 × 67 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S1087
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, below image, lower left: Painted by C.. Benazeck.
Inscribed, lower right: Engraved by L.. Schiavonetti..
Inscribed, center lower margin: THE CALM AND COLLECTED BEHAVIOUR OF Louis the Sixteenth ON PARTING FROM HIS CONFESSOR EDGEWORTH | THE MOMENT BEFORE A PERIOD WAS PUT TO HIS EXISTENCE ON THE 21 OF JANUARY 1793. | In consequence of the Sentence of the National Convention passed the Night of the 19th of the same Month. | LONDON Published the 1.. of February 1795.. - By Colnaghi & Co.. No.. 132 Pall.. Mall..
April 1887, (Bangs and Co., New York, New York, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)