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        Banquet given on 1 October 1789 at the Versailles Opera House by the King's bodyguards to welcome the arrival of the Flanders Regiment to help in support of and protection of the French royal family

        French School, (18th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 18th Century. Allegedly the guards trampled on the Tricolore cockades as a symbol of rejection of the National Assembly; there is no evidence to support this invention of the revolutionary journalist, Jean-Paul Marat (1743-93); Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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