The Reality Effect

Au bout d'une heure et demie, on frappa doucement à une petite porte qui était derrière elle.
Attributed to Paul Delaroche (1797-1856). Catherine de Medici and Charles IX in an interior. Oil on canvas, 72.3 x 90.1 cm. Bonham’s, San Francisco; 15-11-2006, lot 4126 (sold $4,000 hammer).

The minority of Charles IX., during which Catherine de’ Medici was regent, gave rise to five civil wars; and during it the storm of the St. Bartolomew was gathering.
- Richard Chevenix. An essay upon national character. Vol II. 1832.

Attributed to Paul Delaroche (1797-1856). Catherine de Medici and Charles IX in an interior. Oil on canvas, 72.3 x 90.1 cm. Bonham’s, San Francisco; 15-11-2006, lot 4126 (sold $4,000 hammer).

The minority of Charles IX., during which Catherine de’ Medici was regent, gave rise to five civil wars; and during it the storm of the St. Bartolomew was gathering.

- Richard Chevenix. An essay upon national character. Vol II. 1832.

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