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The 28th July: Liberty Leading the People

  Buy now from allposters.com1830: Musée du Louvre, Paris

In his depiction of a short-lived but intense civil uprising against the newly crowned Charles X of France - who had immediately reverted to the royal ways of his beheaded predecessors - Delacroix is said to have been inspired by the story of a French seamstress who killed nine Swiss guards to avenge the deaths of her brothers. The urchin to the right may have inspired Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
 
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