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1877 Lithograph French King Charles IX Surgeon Ambrose Pare Deathbed XEF8

1877 Lithograph French King Charles IX Surgeon Ambrose Pare Deathbed XEF8

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This is an original 1877 monochrome lithograph of French King Charles IX explaining his nightmares to his personal surgeon, Ambrose Pare. He died at the age of 24, so stressed from the guilt of participating in the massacre of St. Bartholomew that blood oozed from the pores of his skin before he breathed his last. The massacre of St. Bartholomew lasted a week, and an estimated seventy thousand Huguenots were butchered. A spectral figure of a woman and child can be seen haunting Charles IX in the image.


This 134+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 5 inches; 17 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Immerse yourself in the royal scandal and courtly intrigue as Period Paper has appointed a stately collection of images to reveal the intricacies of the French Royal Court. From Medieval to Renaissance, these French Kings and Queens live opposite to both the commoner and common sense. The conspiracies, extramarital affairs, and deaths depicted in the images make this visual chronicle of the French Royal family seem more like an episode of Desperate Housewives than actual history. Don't be a King's fool though, this collection is too rich to pass up, and it would indeed be a royal mistake to miss out on the amazing stories behind each image in the collection. Appoint thyself to continue perusing the portfolio of images, and let thy majesty's hand command the royal mouse to click on the link provided below the condition paragraph to continue. Jouir! (Enjoy!)

This piece was illustrated by Fredericks, Alfred. Artist initials in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Art, Monarch, Royalty, Woman, Child, Infant, Baby, Bed, Sheets, Furniture, Stool, Chair, Doctor, Ghost, Specter

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