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King Charles VIII of France visiting the deathbed of Gian Galeazzo Sforza at the Palazzo Ducale, Pavia, 1494. Engraving by G. Beretta after P. Palagi.

Palagi, Pelagio, 1775-1860.

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Credit: King Charles VIII of France visiting the deathbed of Gian Galeazzo Sforza at the Palazzo Ducale, Pavia, 1494. Engraving by G. Beretta after P. Palagi. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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This print, by an artist who was also a historian, represents an incident in 1494, when Lodovico Sforza invited the King of France to visit him. The young man dying in bed is the rightful Duke of Milan, deposed by Lodovico in 1480 and imprisoned ever since. Perhaps the dedication of the print was intended as a warning to the new King of the Hellenes, who was deposed in 1862

Lettering

Carlo VIII re di Francia visita nel castello di Pavia Gio Galeazzo M.Sforza avvelenato dallo zio Lodovico il Moro. A sua maestà Ottone I re della Grecia in segno di profonda venerazione l'incisore Giusep.e Beretta d. d. d. Cav.e P. Pelagio Palagi inv.tò e dip.se. Giuseppe Beretta dis.ò e inc.se

Publication/Creation

([Italy] : B. Cattaneo imp.)

Physical description

1 print : engraving, en chine ; image 44 x 53.5 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 548181i

Reproduction note

Palagi's drawing for this print was sold in Milan in 1986

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  • Italian


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