- Museum number
- Object: Explosion de la machine infernale
Broadside on the assassination attempt on Louis Philippe in Paris, near the Café des Mille Colonnes, on 28 July 1835; on the right the King and his entourage watch as troops and civilians alike are slain by bullets bursting from a window at left; among the victims are Marshal Edouard Mortier, and General de Lachasse de Vérigny; the assassin, Fieschi, is seen pulling a cord triggering the guns. late August/early September 1835
Hand-coloured woodcut with letterpress
- Production date
- 1835 (c)
Height: 286 millimetres (image area)
Width: 536 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Nicole Villa (De Vinck 12523) notes that the assassin is refered to as his real name (Fieschi) but that his accomplices are still unidentified, suggesting the print was made in late August/early September 1835.
The print was later republished by Dembour and Gangel in Metz (Dembour bought Lacour's stock in 1836), with an updated caption mentioning the death of Fieschi and his accomplices.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Assassination attempt on Louis Philippe 1835
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Stamps on verso: 'Collection L. Ferrand / No. 506' (the number written in ink rather than stamped), within rectangle; and another stamp, 'Coll. Louis Ferrand'.
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