Imp. A. Salmon. [n.d., c.1870].
Etching, platemark: 570 x 445mm. (22¼ x 17½"). Crease top right. Bit time stained.
Etching by Bracquemond from Delacroix's 1831 painting (Musée de Bordeaux) depicting the Jacobin attack of 1st Prairial. The bloody head of Féraud, the preceding president, is thrust at Boissy (1756–1828) at the end of a pike. There is perhaps no grimmer souvenir in art of the days of the French Revolution.
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