The seven sons of Lara take vengeance on Doña Lambra's servant for insulting Gonzalo Gomez: they kill the servant in front of Doña Lambra and smear her cloak in his blood. 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. On the orders of Doña Lambra, her servant had struck one of the sons in the face with a blood-soaked cucumber. The brothers resolve that if the servant does not run away from them, they will excuse the insult on the ground that he is mad, but if he does run away, they will avenge the insult with the sword. He attempts to flee, and they attack him with swords, driven on by personifications of Madness and Revenge, who fly above them. One of the brothers seizes Doña Lambra's cloak in order to smear it in the servant's blood. Two men on the right try to dissuade the brothers from violence
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