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Keywords : French Revolution, assassination, bare, bath tub, blood, death, feather, history, inkwell, knife, letter, murder, writing
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Marat assassiné

The Death of Marat (or Marat Assassinated) is a painting by Jacques-Louis David, painted in 1793. It is kept at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. The artist depicts Jean-Paul Marat after his assassination at his home on 13 July 1793 by Charlotte Corday. The dedication to Marat, David, found on the wooden box, indicates that this was a tribute to Marat, whom the painter knew personally and whom he had seen, he said, the day before his death, as he had depicted him. Following the announcement of Marat's death at the Convention on 13 July 1793, the deputy Guiraut asked David to do for Marat what he had done for Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, i.e. to represent the death of the conventionalist with his brushes. On 14 November 1793, David presented the Convention with the portrait of Marat, which was then exhibited alongside his earlier painting (now lost) The Death of Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau. In February 1795, the principle of returning the two works to the painter was accepted: a few months later, he recovered them and kept them in his studio. During his exile in Brussels, the two paintings were entrusted to Antoine Jean Gros, who hid them in Paris. In early 1826, following David's death on 29 December 1825, the portrait of Marat came into the possession of the painter's heirs, who organised several exhibitions with the intention of selling it, but without success. Jules David-Chassagnolle, the last owner of the painting since 1860, bequeathed it to the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the neoclassicism style.


« Marat assassiné » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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