18th century: Revolutionary clothing

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FRANCE Cockades (Cocardes) (1790) fabric 6.0 cm diameter; 4.5 cm diameter Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, France (inv. OM 544; inv. FL II 183(5))

FRANCE Cockades (Cocardes) (1790) fabric 6.0 cm diameter; 4.5 cm diameter Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, France (inv. OM 544; inv. FL II 183(5))

Henri Sanson was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

Henri Sanson was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

Henri Sanson (1739-1806) was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

Henri Sanson (1739-1806) was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

Tinted etching of Louis XVI of France, 1792. The caption refers to Louis's capitulation to the National Assembly, and concludes "The same Louis XVI who bravely waits until his fellow citizens return to their hearths to plan a secret war and extract his revenge."

Tinted etching of Louis XVI of France, 1792. The caption refers to Louis's capitulation to the National Assembly, and concludes "The same Louis XVI who bravely waits until his fellow citizens return to their hearths to plan a secret war and extract his revenge."

1792, Aug 10: Sans-culotte du 10 août de l'an I de la République française. Gravure ; fin du XVIIIe siècle. (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.)

1792, Aug 10: Sans-culotte du 10 août de l'an I de la République française. Gravure ; fin du XVIIIe siècle. (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.)

Temps d'élégance: Days after in Paris

Temps d'élégance: Days after in Paris

Medal Communale Des Gardes Francais 1789 French Revolution

Medal Communale Des Gardes Francais 1789 French Revolution

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, March 1790.

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, March 1790.

Ensemble, France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Michael and Ellen Michelson

Ensemble, France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Michael and Ellen Michelson

Ensemble, France, 1790–95, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund in honor of the council's 60th anniversary

Ensemble, France, 1790–95, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund in honor of the council's 60th anniversary

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