StBartholomewMassacre

Francois Dubois
Huile sur bois
94 cm x 154 cm
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

The famous painting of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre in Paris on 24 August 1572 depicts scenes from the most notorious incident in the French wars of religion and one of the most striking examples of the extremes of religious intolerance in the age. The Huguenot (French Calvinist) painter, François Dubois is reputed to have been an eyewitness to the massacre of thousands of his fellow Huguenots on the streets of Paris.

from
Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution
June 9 – October 30, 2004

Folger Shakespeare Library
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