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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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Publication/Creation

London (No.18 Old Bond Street ) : H. Humphrey, Feby. 16th 1793.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 36 x 25.5 cm

Lettering

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.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31599i

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