(UPDATED) From a random post in Tumblr, I stumbled upon this gem: Innocent, an ongoing manga by Shin’ichi Sakamoto. It was based on a real-life person, Charles-Henri Sanson, the Royal Executioner of Paris during the reign of Louis XVI. Though the real Charles-Henri may not look as beautiful as his counterpart in the manga, nevertheless, it’s a feast for the eyes. It was definitely love at first sight.
Who wouldn’t?! Look at that amazing art! Lovely, lovely!!!
This is not for the faint of heart, though. Be prepared for a world of hurt.