Charlemagne and the Duke of Thasillo of Bavaria, historical painting, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 188 (Sale info: For Sale).
On one occasion, when travelling through Germany, Charlemagne visited the convent of Loosch [sic], and recognized in one of the monks Thasillo, once Duke of Bavaria. The latter had repeatedly waged war against Charlemagne, who finally dethroned him, and banished him to a convent. This his once powerful opponent the emperor now met again, clad in the simple garb of a monk, and far advanced in years. With tears in his eyes he seized the hand of the blind old man, and said: "Thasillo, we are both standing on the brink of the grave, and our hopes are fixed on a Beyond, where nought but love is known% Forgive me, if I have been too harsh toward thee%" "Not from me, Sire," replied the other with emotion, "but from thee must forgiveness come, and by thy readiness to bestow it will brighten the last hours of my life." And a firm pressure of the hand sealed the reconciliation of the two rulers. [P. 17.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.