1799, St Petersburg -1852, Manziana (near Rome)

The Death of Inês de Castro, Morganatic Wife of Don Pedro, Infant of Portugal


  • oil on canvas. 213 х 290,5
  • Ж-5085

  • Пост. в 1897 из ИАХ; ранее (до 1867) - в собр. архитектора П. Карлони (Санкт-Петербург); ранее - в собр. князя Голицына (Санкт-Петербург)

The painting is based on an event from Portuguese history described in Luís de Cam es epic poem Os Lusíadas. Inês de Castro was the morganatic wife of Pedro, son of King Afonso IV who was killed by the courtiers lvaro Gonçalves, Pêro Coelho and Lopes Pacheco with the agreement of Alfonso IV. Karl Brullov is known to have painted the picture in the space of seventeen days in Milan in 1834. It was then exhibited at the Pinacoteca di Brera that same year.

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