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1896 Photogravure Gabriel Lorges Comte Montgomery Ruff Captain Scots Guard XEPA7

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This is an original 1896 monochrome photogravure of Gabriel de Lorges, the Comte de Montgomery. He was a captain in the Scots Guard, and unfortunately was responsible for fatally wounding King Henry II in a tragic jousting incident. A splinter broke off his lance, going through Henry's eye and piercing his brain. Although the king reassured Gabriel from his deathbed that he was not at fault, the poor guy felt so terrible that he dropped out of the Scots Guard and converted to Protestantism, thereby making him an enemy of the state.


This 115+ 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 Photogravure; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.25 x 5.25 inches; 11 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Costume, Hat, Moustache, Beard, Mustache