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Le Duc de Guise est blessé à mort, le 18. de Feurier. 1563.

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Article ID EUF3614
Artist Tortorel/ Perrissin (1557-1775)
Jacques Tortorel was a french wood cutter and isseud his illustration together with Jean Perrissin ( 1536- 1611).
Title Le Duc de Guise est blessé à mort, le 18. de Feurier. 1563.
Year ca. 1560
Description
The wood cut depicts the attack on Francis de Lorraine II, Prince of Joinville, Duke of Guise, Duke of Aumale( 1519 – 1563). In the back ground the city of Orleans. The Duke of Guise was a French soldier and politician. By religion, he practised Catholicism, at a time when France was being polarized between the Catholics and Huguenots. In the fourth encounter, Guise was about to take Orléans from the Huguenot supporters of Condé when he was wounded on 18 February 1563 by the Huguenot assassin, Jean de Poltrot de Méré, and died six days later, bled to death by his surgeons, at Château Corney.
Dimensions (cm)37 x 48
ConditionMounted and margins cut
Coloringcolored
TechniqueWoodcut

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