Assassination of Marat

Assassination of Marat

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Description
Figure group depicting Charlotte Corde just after she has stabbed Marat. She stands with the dagger in her right hand; clothed in a violet dress with white apron, yellow shawl, and a black hat. Marat, bleeding from the chest, is sprawled on the floor. He wears black shoes, striped stocking, green breeches, and a tan coat. He holds a scroll in his raised left hand. The base is marbleized and has the inscription on the front, "The Assassination of MARAT/by CHARLOTTE CORDE, of Caen, in Normandy, 1793" Impressed "Lakin & Poole"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Figure Group
figurine, group
date made
c. 1793-1795
maker
Lakin & Poole
place made
United Kingdom: England, Burslem
Physical Description
black (inscription text color)
polychrome (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 5/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 34.6075 cm x 26.3525 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
1979.0373.02
catalog number
1979.0373.02
accession number
1979.0373
Credit Line
Robert & Florence Blauner
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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