En pleine Révolution Française, le bourreau Prosper Thanatier refuse de léguer son statut "d'artiste de la mort" au profit  d'une simple guillotine...
In the 18th century,  Prosper Thanatier is the last of a dinasty of hangmans. At the dawn of the French Revolution, his position of « artist of death » is undermined by a new machine : the guillotine…

Interview on french radio "France culture" about the meaning and origins of "L'art des Thanatier"

Clay sculpture of Prosper Thanatier
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