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Obitus Regis Henrici ii huius nominis, Parisiis ad Turriculas die x. Iulii, 1559

Publication:
[France : s.n., 1559?]
Language(s):
Latin
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Famous Persons
Anniversaries and Special Events
Death
France
Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590.
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Illustration of the death bed of Henry II of France. On July 1, 1559, during a match to celebrate the Peace Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis with his longtime enemies, the Habsburgs of Austria and to celebrate the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth of Valois to King Philip II of Spain, King Henry's eye was pierced by a sliver that penetrated the brain, from the shattered lance of Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. The woodcut shows Henry II comatose in a large canopy bed surrounded by family (including a weeping Catherine of Medici) and retainers. At the foot of the bed, royal doctors, including the surgeon Ambroise Paré, are shown working over a table on which sit medicine and other implements of treatment. Through an open window is a view of the continuing joust.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
1 print : image 38 x 51 cm., on mount 55 x 76 cm.
Technique:
woodcut, black and white
NLM Unique ID:
101447928 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A027583
Publication:
[France : s.n., 1559?]
Language(s):
Latin
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Famous Persons
Anniversaries and Special Events
Death
France
Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590.
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Illustration of the death bed of Henry II of France. On July 1, 1559, during a match to celebrate the Peace Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis with his longtime enemies, the Habsburgs of Austria and to celebrate the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth of Valois to King Philip II of Spain, King Henry's eye was pierced by a sliver that penetrated the brain, from the shattered lance of Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. The woodcut shows Henry II comatose in a large canopy bed surrounded by family (including a weeping Catherine of Medici) and retainers. At the foot of the bed, royal doctors, including the surgeon Ambroise Paré, are shown working over a table on which sit medicine and other implements of treatment. Through an open window is a view of the continuing joust.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
1 print : image 38 x 51 cm., on mount 55 x 76 cm.
Technique:
woodcut, black and white
NLM Unique ID:
101447928 (See catalog record)
NLM Image ID:
A027583