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Arrest of Charlotte Corday, (painting)

Artist:
Scheffer, Henri
Subject:
Corday, Charlotte
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 96
"Young, rich and beautiful, she quitted the bosom of her family and the occupations of her sex, and armed with a dagger, came to Paris. Alone, unprotected, without confidants or accomplices, under the pretence of business, she procured admission to the apartments of Marat, whom, with an unerring arm and a dauntless spirit, she stabbed to the heart. . . . 'Help%' he cried, 'help, my dear%' His housekeeper ran to him at his call--a messenger who was folding newspapers, also hastened to his assistance. They found Marat covered with blood, and young Corday calm, serene, motionless. The messenger knocked her down with a chair--the housekeeper trampled upon her. The tumult attracted a crowd, and presently the whole Quarter was in an uproar. Young Corday rose and bore with dignity the rage and ill-usage of those around her. Members of the Section hearing of the circumstance, hastened to the spot, and struck by her beauty, her courage, and the composure with which she avowed the deed, prevented her being torn to pieces, and conducted her to prison, where she continued to confess everything with the same composure."--From French History. [P. 8.]
Catalogue of the First Annual Exhibition of the Western Academy of Art, corner of Fourth Street and Washington Avenue, Saint Louis. 1860. Second Edition. St. Louis: Printed at the Missouri Democrat Book and Job Office. 1860.
Topic:
History--France--Napoleon
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment
Figure group
Portrait female
Control number:
AECI 02520094
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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