Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Place Vendome, Paris

28 July 1835

Emily Rebecca Prinsep

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Place Vendome, Paris


28 July 1835


Inscribed upper right: "28 July 1835 / 21,000 Nat. Guard / 12,000 inf line / 400 pompiers / 3,400 Cavalry / 500 artillery / 56 guns and do [sic] wagons // lower right: "28 July 1835, Emily R Prinsep, one hour after Fieschi's attempt." // label on verso: "Emily Rebecca Prinsep, Place Vendome, Paris".


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Place Vendôme, Paris, Île-de-France, France



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This depicts the aftermath of the assassination attempt on Louis Philippe I by Giuseppe Marco Fieschi and his co-conspirators Pierre Morey and Theodore Pepin on 28 July 1835. The trio opened fire on the king and his entourage during the annual review of the Paris National Guard, from the third floor of no.50 Boulevard du Temple using a custom-made volley gun. Eighteen people were killed in the attempt: the king sustained only a minor injury.



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