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This is an original 1877 black and white wood engraving of the assassination attempt on the life of French monarch, King Louis Philippe by Giuseppe Marco Fieschi in July of 1835 CE. As King Louis Philippe was riding along the Boulevard du Temple on his was to the Bastille, Fieschi and his fellow conspirators fired an "infernal machine" they had created that consisted of twenty gun barrels that fired simultaneously. Instead the machine lived up to its name and exploded, and although a stray musket ball did graze the King's forehead he otherwise survived the attempt unscathed. Several high ranking political and military officials and seventeen of his soldiers however, did not. Fieschi was severely wounded by the explosion but survived long enough to by tried and guillotined on February 19, 1836 CE. Neighbors claimed that they had always felt there was something definitely "fieschi" about the man.
This 134+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light fading throughout piece. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.
Keywords specific to this image: Military, Uniform, Horse, Equestrian, Ambush, Explosion, Paris, France, Soldier, Muskets, Rifle, Guns, Bayonet, Officers, Army, Duke of Nemours, Prince de Joinville, Marshal Mortier, King Louis Philippe, Assassination, Conspirator, Morey, Pépin, Infernal Machine