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The head of King Louis XVI being cut off by a guillotine. Etching by James Gillray, 1793.

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Feby. 16th 1793

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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London (No.18 Old Bond Street ) : H. Humphrey, Feby. 16th 1793.

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1 print : etching ; platemark 36 x 25.5 cm

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The blood of the murdered crying for vengeance. This exact representation of that instrument of French refinement in assassination, the Guillotine is submitted to the Gentlemen of the Phalanx & other well-wishers to the King and Constitution of Great Britain, by their devoted Servants at Command The Assassins of the King of France. Js. Gy. desn. et fect. pro bono publico.

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The head of King Louis XVI being cut off by a guillotine. Etching by James Gillray, 1793. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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