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        Alphonse Baudin on the Barricade of Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 3rd December 1851

        Pichio, Ernest Louis (1840-93); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1851. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Baudin (1811-51) French political figure and doctor who devoted his practice to caring for the poor; elected a socialist deputy for the department of Ain after the 1848 revolution; in 1851, after the coup d'etat of 2 December and the dissolution of the National assembly by Prince-President, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (future Napoleon III), Baudin wrote the manifesto appealing to the people of Paris, dictated to him by Victor Hugo and condemning the coup d'etat; killed on the Barricade while attempting to incite the workers of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine to rebel and after uttering his celebrated phrase: 'You will see how one dies for twenty-five francs' (Je vais vous montrer comment in meurt pour 25 francs par jour'); Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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