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Death Of Barra.

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Wurtz (Artist)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC MASSA
France -- History -- Wars of the Vendée, 1793-1832
Massacres -- France -- Vendée -- 1790-1799
Royalists -- France -- Vendée -- 1790-1799
Content : Printed on border: "By Wurtz, Luxembourg Museum. The painting herewith reproduced illustrates a tragic incident of the Vendean war of 1793-94. Vendee is a province of France, bordering on the Bay of Biscay, much of which is beautiful and fertile, but in history it is best known through the Royalist insurrection which followed upon the proclamation of the first Republic. Many of the Vendeans refused to acknowledge the new form of government, and under the leadership of Count Henri du Verger la Rochejaquelein fomented an insurrection which plunged the province into a civil war which cost thousands of lives. In the beginning of the contest the Royalists were in the ascendancy, during which time a youth named Barra, an ardent Republican, being surrounded with several of his companions by a company of Royalists, refused to give the cry 'Vive le Roi,' and was bayoneted to death while shouting 'Viv la Republique.' The Royalists were afterward defeated and a large number massacred." Tear on border.

Source note: Beautiful Paris : the splendors, mysteries, and people of the great city. (New York : Leslie, 1894) Buel, James W. (James William) (1849-1920), Author.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1996075
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17960468
Barcode : 33333159484951
UUID: 4454fa10-c557-012f-ffa0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Death Of Barra." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3858-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Death Of Barra." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3858-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1894). Death Of Barra. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-3858-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Death Of Barra.