The Uprising of 2 May 1808, or The Charge of the Mamluks

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Harrison W. Mark
by Francisco Goya
published on 07 August 2023
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The Uprising of 2 May 1808, or The Charge of the Mamluks, oil on canvas by Francisco Goya, 1814, part of a series of artworks depicting the horrors of the Peninsular War (1807-1814). This work depicts the charge of Napoleon's Mamluk cavalry to quell the Dos de Mayo Uprising of 1808 in Madrid, in which Spanish civilians revolted against French occupation.

Museo del Prado, Madrid.

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