Lot #208
Henri Sanson Letter Signed

The noted French executioner
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Estimate: $2000+


The noted French executioner

French executioner (1767–1840) who assisted his father in a large number of executions during the French Revolution, and succeeded him as Royal Executioner. He was himself the executor of Fouquier-Tinville, and, in 1820, of Louis Pierre Louvel, assassin of the Duc de Berry. Rare LS in French, signed “Sanson,” one page, 8 x 12.5, May 27, 1818. An untranslated letter to the prefect of the French department of Seine-et-Oise in Versailles. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing and staining.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021

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