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The Execution of Emperor Maximilian  1868

by Edouard Manet

The Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian (1832 - 1867) was installed in Mexico as a puppet emperor by Napoleon III in 1863. He was dependent on the support of the occupying French army and when Napoleon withdrew his troops Maximilian was captured by Mexican forces loyal to their legitimate republican government. He was executed alongside two of his generals, Mejía and Mi...
193 x 284 cm
Oil on Canvas
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