Oil on Canvas, 65" x 50 3/8"
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts at Brussels
The Death of Marat (French: La Mort de Marat ) is a 1793 painting in the Neoclassic style by Jacques-Louis David, it is one of the most famous images of the French Revolution. This work refers to the assassination of radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat, killed on the 13th of July 1793 by Charlotte Corday, a French Revolutionary figure from a minor aristocratic family. Corday, who blamed Marat for the September Massacres and feared an all out civil war, claimed "I killed one man to save 100,000."
Just thought I would post this image and a bit of basic information from Wikipedia (because I know how much tutors love Wikipedia) just so everyone knows what we are meant to be writing about.