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 Louis XVI by Louis Hersent 
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Post Louis XVI by Louis Hersent
In one of my books there is a picture of a painting depicting Louis XVI by Louis Hersent. It looks as if Louis XVI gives alms to the starving population suffering from the severe winter 1788-1789. The painting was painted during the restoration but my question is whether this is historically correct or not? Where can I see this painting?
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Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:19 am
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Post Re: Louis XVI by Louis Hersent
He did indeed, restoring an old tradition going back to the Valois. I believe that he always tried to keep these visits quiet, he didn't want people to start saying "Look at the good King Louis!". Typically modest and self effacing.

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Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:50 pm
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Post Re: Louis XVI by Louis Hersent
You don´t happen to know the whereabouts of the painting?
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Post Re: Louis XVI by Louis Hersent
No, but I can ask.

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Post Re: Louis XVI by Louis Hersent
Thanks!
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