18 works, PORTRAIT OF A LADY, The Execution of Charlotte Corday, with Footnotes. #187

Hendrik Scheffer (1798–1862)
L’arrestation de Charlotte Corday/ Arrest of Charlotte Corday in 1793, c. 1830

Oil on canvas
Height: 130 cm (51.1 in) ; Width: 163 cm (64.1 in)
Musée Lambinet

Charlotte Corday, born Marie-Anne-Charlotte Corday d’Armont was born in Normandy on July 27, 1768 and was executed on July 17, 1793 in Paris. She is largely remembered as the assassin of French Revolutionary leader, Jean-Paul Marat while he rested in his bath at home. She was born into a poor but noble family in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alps region in the south east of France, but she was being educated in Caens which is in Normandy in the North…

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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