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A Protestant service in the desert, surprised by soldiers

 

(7 of 10) A Protestant service in the desert, surprised by soldiers
Graphic after a painting by Karl Girardet (1813-1871), Paris 1845, property of the Stiftung Preußischer Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg in Potsdam.
a) Steel engraving by P. Guerelle, dimensions: 35 x 25 cm.
b) Woodcut from: Le Bon Messager 57, Lausanne 1886, p. 43; dimensions: 17.2 x 13.5 cm.

The picture shows the surprise attack by soldiers on a service in a cave in the Cevennes. The date 1685 recalls the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by King Louis XIV of France. © German Huguenot Museum Bad Karlshafen

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