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July 13, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Jean-Paul Marat assassinated

On the 13th of July –

in 1793 French rvolutionary Jean-Paul Marat is assassinated, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the taking of the Bastille, in his bath-tub by Charlotte Corday.

His death inspired a lot of art, of which the David painting is probably the most famous:
Jean Paul Marat assassiné dans sa baignoire, le 13 juillet 1793
Note: this is a copy by Langlois, but has a much better scan than the original by David.

Marat expirant
La mort de Marat
Etude d'après nature de la tête de Jean Paul Marat assassiné 13 juillet 1793
Mort de Marat
Monument à la mémoire de Marat
Assassinat de Marat.

Septembrisierung;Entschlossenheit der Charlotte Corday.;Radierung
Cordays letters (with an interesting Pergamon Press microfilm scale card as a thumbnail 🙂 :
Véritables lettres de Marie-Anne-Charlotte Corday, écrites à son père, à Barbaroux, et autres scélérats qui avoient connoissance de son crime, suivies de la conduite qu'elle a tenue jusqu'à l'échafaud ([Reprod.])
[Corday Charlotte]


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