A Second Jean d'Arc, or the Assassination of Marat by Charlotte Cordé of Caen in Normandy on Sunday July 14 1793
To those who considered Marat insincere and dangerous in his unrelenting populism, the true martyr was Charlotte Corday, who had come to Paris from Caen—a city then serving as a base for the federalist insurgency—apparently with the express intent of killing Marat. In this engraving by the English caricaturist Cruikshank, Corday is depicted as "A Second Joan of Arc," saving her country by ridding it of oppressive rulers.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 32 (pièces 5252-5394), Ancien Régime et Révolution
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (32)-FT 4
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25 x 33cm