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A duel on horseback between Alvar Sánchez and Gonzalo Gomez, watched by Doña Lambra: Alvar Sánchez is killed. Etching by A. Tempesta after O. Vaenius.

  • Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629.
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An episode in the medieval romance, Cantar (Leyenda, Historia) de los siete infantes de Lara. The other six sons of Lara are shown on horseback on the right. Personifications of madness and vengeance fly above the combatants, urging them on. In the distance Doña Lambra watches from her bedroom window

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 14.8 x 20.3 cm

Lettering

Despues de aver tirado tan fuertemente Gonzalo Gomes, Alvar Sanchez entre algunas ...

References note

Adam Bartsch, Le peintre graveur, Vienna 1818, vol. XVII, p. 182, nos. 1388-1427 ("L'histoire des sept enfans de Lara. Suite de quarante estampes gravées d'après des desseins d'Otton van Veen. Largeur : 7 p. 6 lign. Hauteur : 5 p. 6 lign. La marge d'en bas : 1 p. 4 lign. Ces pièces sont numérotées au milieu de la marge d'en bas depuis 1 à 40. Chaque numéro est renfermé dans un petit cercle. Les figures sont marquées de numéro qui se rapportent à l'explication gravée dans la marge d'en bas, à gauche en langue Espagnole, à droite en Latin.")

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Lettering continues in Spanish and Latin
Bears number: 7

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Wellcome Library no. 42729i

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  • Spanish
  • Latin


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