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Assassination of J. P. Marat

Engraving of death of Marat
Color print of death of Marat


An arrested Corday is hustled out of the door, while the inquest begins. The expired Marat, ghastly pale, looks much more realistic than in the David rendition of his death. Also, the bath in the shape of a boot, which differs from most images, is apparently accurate.


Title in French
Assassinat de J.P. Marat : le 13 Juillet 1793


Jacques Marchand (engraver)

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (32)-FT 4
Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 131, Pièces 11489-11586, période : 1793

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