Madame Élisabeth de France Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (French,, Paris Paris) Pastel on paper. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY The simple costume of Madame Élisabeth accords with her gentle manner.
1788 Elizabeth Philippine Marie Helene of France sister of Louis XVI, wearing purple open robe over white dress and white fichu, her blue waistsash held with a pearl-edged buckle bearing initial L by Maximilien Villers
"In the name of your mother, monsieur, cover me." the last words of Madame Elisabeth, the sister of Louis XVI, to her executioner; her neckerchief had come loose and fallen to the ground as she was strapped to the plank of the guillotine.
In Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette sucede the French throne. They will remain in power until Louis XVI was tried by the National Convention, found guilty of high treason, and executed by guillotine on January 1793 as a desacralized French citizen.