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The massacre of Huguenots at Tours: men and women are shot by soldiers, slaughtered with swords or clubbed to death in the water by townsfolk. Woodcut by J. Perrissin, ca. 1570.

  • Perrissin, J. (Jean), 1536?-1611?
Date:
[1570?]
Reference:
42600i
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Quarante tableaux, ou Histoires diverses qui sont mémorables touchant les guerres, massacres, et troubles advenus en France en ces dernières années. Le tout recueilly selon le témoignage de ceux qui ont esté en personne, & qui les ont veues, lesquels sont pourtraits à la vérité.
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In the first war (April 1562-March 1563) Guise beat the Huguenots at Dreux and Antoine de Bourbon was killed at Rouen, the ensuing massacre of the Huguenots being the subject of this print

Publication/Creation

[Geneva?] : [Jean de Laon?], [1570?]

Physical description

1 print : woodcut ; image 31.5 x 48.5 cm

Lettering

Immanitas plebis Turonensis, mense Iulii, 1562 ... Vulgus urbis Turonēsis in eos qui, religionem, quam dicunt nouam ... P

References note

A.P.F. Robert-Dumesnil, Le peintre-graveur français, Paris 1835-1871, vol. VI, pp. 42-69; vol. XI (by G. Duplessis), pp. 256-281
A. Linzeler and J. Adhémar, Inventaire du fonds français; graveurs du seizième siècle, Paris 1932-1935, 1938, vol. 2, pp. 37-53
Philip Benedict, Lawrence M. Bryant, and Kristen B. Neuschel, 'Graphic history: what readers knew and were taught in the Quarante tableaux of Perrissin and Tortorel', French historical studies, 28 (2005), 175-229
Philip Benedict, Graphic history: the "Wars, massacres and troubles" of Tortorel and Perrissin, Geneva 2007

Lettering note

Bears Perrissin's monogram: P in a circle

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42600i

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