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        Assassination of Marshal Brune in Avignon, 2 August 1815, 1815

        French School, (19th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 1815. Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, 1st Comte Brune (1763-1815) was a French soldier and political figure who rose to Marshal of France. Brune was recalled to active service in 1815, during the Hundred Days, and as commander of the army of the Var, he defended the south of France against the forces of the Austrian Empire. He was murdered by royalists during the White Terror at Avignon, during the opening stage of the Bourbon Restoration. Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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