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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Le duc de Guise' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160762

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1834 and now in the collection of the Musée Condé in Chantilly (Inv. no. PE450). Inspired by an episode from sixteen-century French history, the work depicts the immediate aftermath of the assassination of Henri I de Lorraine, the duc de Guise (1550-1888) by Henry III's (1551-89) guard in 1588. Delaroche places the duke inside a large, rectangular bedchamber. His body lies in supine position on the floor beside the foot of a four-poster bed at the far right. On the opposite side, a group of standing, armed men engage in conversation, whilst the king enters the room through a curtained doorway.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Henry III, King of France (1551-86)
    Henri I de Lorraine, Duke of Guise (1550-88)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • The Home
          • Bedrooms
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Interiors