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Vasiliy Polenov. The Arrest of a Huguenot. 1875. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Vasiliy Polenov. The Arrest of a Huguenot.
The Arrest of a Huguenot is a historical episode depicting the events of the 16th century in France, when political and economical instability in France, weakness of the last Valois-line kings, and intrigues of their mother Catherine de’ Medici led to religious wars between Roman Catholics and Huguenots (French Protestants), which resulted in slaughter of Parisian Huguenots in 1572

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