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Edward I of England kills his would be assassin in June 1272 (1877) by Gustave Dore

Original price $77.00
Original price $77.00 - Original price $957.00
Original price $77.00
Current price $53.90
$53.90 - $957.00
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Edward I of England Kills His Would-Be Assassin: Gustave Doré's Historical Masterpiece

Unveiling Gustave Doré's captivating painting, "Edward I of England Kills His Would-Be Assassin," a historical narrative rendered with stunning accuracy and dramatic flair. This 1877 masterpiece, now available as a high-quality canvas print, transports you to the heart of a pivotal moment in English history.

Doré's Brushstrokes: Capturing Action and Intensity

Doré's meticulous brushwork brings the scene to life. The king's powerful stance, his sword raised in defense, conveys the urgency and drama of the moment. The assassin's desperate lunge is captured with equal intensity, creating a palpable sense of tension.

Beyond the Image: Symbolism and Context

The painting depicts Edward I, known as "Longshanks," who ruled England from 1272 to 1307. The incident portrayed is believed to have taken place in 1272, when a would-be assassin attempted to kill the king during a parliament meeting in Westminster. Edward's swift and decisive action in slaying his assailant solidified his reputation as a strong and capable monarch.

Historical Accuracy and Artistic License

Doré's depiction of the event is largely based on historical accounts. However, he also takes some artistic liberties, such as portraying the assassin as a lone figure, whereas historical records suggest there may have been multiple attackers. Nonetheless, the painting remains a powerful and evocative representation of the incident.

Feelings Conveyed: Courage, Resolve, and the Perils of Power

Doré's painting not only depicts a historical event but also conveys a range of emotions. Edward's unwavering courage and determination are evident, as is the desperation of his attacker. The scene serves as a reminder of the perils faced by those in positions of power and the importance of vigilance.

Experience History Through Art

This museum-quality canvas print of Gustave Doré's "Edward I of England Kills His Would-Be Assassin" offers a unique opportunity to bring a piece of history into your own space. The intricate details and vibrant colors will captivate your senses and spark conversations about the past. Let this masterpiece inspire you with its historical significance and timeless artistic appeal.

Let Gustave Doré's "Edward I of England Kills His Would-Be Assassin" transport you to a pivotal moment in English history, reminding you of the power of art to illuminate the past and inspire the present.
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Feature Details
Type Giclee Art Print
Canvas material Archival-grade polycotton-mix canvas
Stretched? Hand-stretched over kiln-dried pine stretcher bars
Ready to hang? Yes
Product Warranty Lifetime warranty
Color Guarantee 100+ years color warranty
Returns Free returns for 90 days
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