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Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793)
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Jean-Paul Marat (1743-1793)


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Description During the French Revolution, Marat published a newspaper, "L'Ami du peuple" (The Friend of the People), that encouraged the public to resort to violence to bring down the monarchy. He was associated with the Jacobins, the most radical of the revolutionaries. In 1793, he was stabbed to death in his bathtub by Charlotte Corday, a member of the more moderate Girondist party. His assassination conferred martyr status on Marat for a few years after his death.
Exhibitions
  • The Portrait Medallions of Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: DAVID; [Date] Bottom center: 1843; [Inscription] On left: MARAT; [Inscription] On right: C. CORDAY; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1843
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.829
Measurements
Diam: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
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