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1880 Wood Engraving Assassination Duc Duke Guise King Henri Delaroche XAZ1

1880 Wood Engraving Assassination Duc Duke Guise King Henri Delaroche XAZ1

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This is an original 1880 black and white wood engraving of The Assassination of the Duc de Guise which was originally a painting created by Hippolyte (Paul) Delaroche (1797-1856) who was a French painter. He was known for his straightforward technique and dramatic compositions. Delaroche often painted characters from ancient history, founders of Christianity, and figures from closer to his own time.

The story goes that in 1588 King Henri III summoned his rival, Duc de Guise, to his chambers at the Château de Blois and then had him murdered.

CONDITION

This 131+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Moderate crease - bottom margin. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 5 inches; 18 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)

This piece was illustrated by Delaroche, Paul. Artist name printed on page - bottom center of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Sword, Costume, Death, France, French

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