A Second Jean d'Arc, or the Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Cordé of Caen in Normandy on Sunday July 14 1793

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Title

A Second Jean d'Arc, or the Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Cordé of Caen in Normandy on Sunday July 14 1793

Description

To those who considered Marat insincere and dangerous in his unrelenting populism, the true martyr was Charlotte Corday, who had come to Paris from Caen—a city then serving as a base for the federalist insurgency—apparently with the express intent of killing Marat. In this engraving by the English caricaturist Cruikshank, Corday is depicted as "A Second Joan of Arc," saving her country by ridding it of oppressive rulers.

Creator

Isaac Cruikshank

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1793

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/74/|Collection de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 32 (pièces 5252-5394), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Identifier

74

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

25 x 33cm

Caption (English)

Who, while he was Villifying some of the more Moderate Men in the Convention and asserting that they should lose their Heads, stabed him saying, Villain thy Death shall Precede Theirs.

Citation

Isaac Cruikshank, “A Second Jean d'Arc, or the Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Cordé of Caen in Normandy on Sunday July 14 1793,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 20, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/74.