Archi.ture Par Bénard.
Engraving. 686 x 503mm. 27 x 19¾". Tear into centre left.
Bust of Louis XVIII of France (1755-1824) with allegorical representations of the arts and sciences. Louis XVIII went into exile at the beginning of the French Revolution following the decision taken by the French Republic to abolish the monarchy. It was not until 1814 when the coalition armies captured Paris from Napoleon that Louis XVIII was restored to the throne. He ruled during the Bourbon Restoration, but his royal prerogative was reduced substantially by the Charter of 1814.
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