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Gründliche warhafftige und historische Beschreibung der Geburt, Leben und Sterben deß durchleuchtigsten und großmächtigsten Königs von Engellandt, Schottlandt und Irrlandt Caroli des Ersten dieses Nahmens


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Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving; letterpress

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



A three-column letterpress broadsheet describing the life, trial, and execution of King Charles I of England. The image (printed separately) shows the moment of execution itself, in front of the Banqueting Hall, at Whitehall. The image is closely related to one on a broadside in the British Museum, though the MFA’s version show no angelic intercession.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Sumner