Primary Source

Assassination of J. P. Marat

  • Engraving of death of Marat
  • Color print of death of Marat

Annotation

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.

Claude-Louis Desraus, designer, 1793, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Translation

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

Credits

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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Assassination of J. P. Marat in World History Commons,