The Murderous Shot

Johan Jacob Anckarström1792

The Royal Armoury, Sweden

The Royal Armoury, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Envelope with two bullets, three grapeshot and one bent tack. Text on the envelope: The fateful murderous shot that ended King Gustav III’s valuable life 1792, given to me after being taken from the dead body by the then Royal Secretary and later Governor Schröderheim. The bullets are roughly 10 mm in diameter.


  • Title: The Murderous Shot
  • Creator: Johan Jacob Anckarström
  • Date Created: 1792
  • Location Created: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Subject Keywords: Murder, Assassination, Shot
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: Livrustkammaren

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps