"Death Du Duc d'Orléans, Engraving From Rare Mourning, Louis-philippe"A moving and rare mourning engraving: "Death of HRH the Duke of Orleans' print in black and white in its assembly and original blackened wood frame. Signed lower left "At Maesani Quai des Fleurs, 7" and at bottom right "Lith. Gosselin, Perdue street, 1 "1842. LOUIS-PHILIPPE. Dimensions with the frame: length 37 cm x height 28.5 cm. On July 13, 1842, the death of Crown Prince Ferdinand Philippe d'Orléans changed the history of France. The heir to the throne made a fatal riding accident on his way to the Castle of Neuilly, family residence of Orleans. The scene depicted in this engraving shows the royal family surrounding the body of the prince deposited in a nearby grocery store scene of the tragedy. The King Louis-Philippe and Queen Marie-Amélie did not give effect to the proposal of Ministers to bury Prince in the Saint-Denis basilica. Their son was to be buried in the Royal Chapel of Dreux; his remains were transferred from the Chateau de Neuilly to be exhibited at Notre Dame in Paris from 30 July and 3 August date was celebrated a solemn funeral service attended by great bodies of the State. The abundance of assistance throughout the trip marked contemporaries. Jules Janin spoke of "the tremendous population of widespread floods in the space of two leagues, covering the sidewalks against two huge avenues, standing on the sidewalks and bridges in a long line of piers, piling up in streets, hanging on the windows and on the roofs of houses "and the Prefect of Police:" The crowd that filled the sidewalks against the Champs Elysees and all the approaches was of incalculable immensity. "His accidental death deprived Louis-Philippe of support that failed him in 1848. The July Monarchy lost with the death of Prince credit of all the hopes raised by the prince who was one of the most respected and loved member of the royal family hopes of national glory reconquered by a warrior prince, political hope of renewal led by a prince who was said to new ideas in favor of universal suffrage. The popularity of the prince was a fact that unexpected and mourning aroused illustrates the numerical and political importance. Handsome, brave, be assumed to liberal ideas, but accredited in conservative circles with a maturity conquered his youthful ardor, with a personal charisma, the Duke of Orleans had gathered around him people of all conditions, any environment, in any conviction. Writers confirmed this analysis: Heinrich Heine noted: "Never has a man's death caused such a general mourning. It is remarkable that in France, where the Revolution has yet to ferment discontinued, the love of a prince could throw such deep root and manifest so as touching. Not only the bourgeoisie which placed all his hopes in the young prince, but also the lower classes regret his loss. "Charles de Remusat, in his memoirs of my life, wrote:" I am not fatalistic and do not mean that as from July 13, 1842, the monarchy was irrevocably doomed, but I say that without that fatal day she would not have died. "His childhood friend Alfred de Musset evokes the accident in his great poem The Thirteen July (in the new collection Poems). Alfred de Musset stated: "An hour has diverted a century. "