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The Third of May, 1808

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In 1814, when Ferdinand VII resumed the Spanish throne, Goya painted two pictures to commemorate Spanish resistance to French occupation. The first, entitled The Second of May, 1808, portrays the Spanish uprising against Napoleon's cavalry; the second, and more famous, Third of May, 1808 depicts the French reprisals.
 
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