Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hot off the press - just give it a quick rinse

Marat was editing this edition of his L'Ami du Peuple when Charlotte Corday, thinking she was saving her beloved France by silencing the poisonous Jean-Paul Marat, plunged a knife into his chest.  Thus the blood stains.  I've read that the original is in Museé Carnavalet, my favorite Paris museum, which is full of incredible pieces of history.  I couldn't find it there, though...

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