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The Expulsion of the Moors from Grenada, (painting)

Artist:
Leutze, Emanuel 1816-1867
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 150
Born in Gmund May 24, 1816. Studied in Dusseldorf. Died in Washington, 1867. "When the Castilian Sovereigns had received the keys of Grenada from the hands of Boabdil el Chico, the royal army resumed its triumphal march. As it approached the gates of the city, in all the pomp of courtly and chivalrous array, a procession of a different kind came forth to meet it. This was composed of more than five hundred Christian captives, many of whom had languished for years in Moorish dungeons. Pale and emaciated, they came clanking their chains in triumph, and shedding tears of joy. They were received with tenderness by the sovereigns. The king hailed them as good Spaniards; as men loyal and brave; as martyrs to the holy cause. The queen distributed liberal relief among them with her own hands, and they passed on before the squadrons of the army, singing hymns of jubilee. . . . In a little while every battlement glistened with Christian helms and lances, the standards of the faith and of the realm floated from every tower, and the thundering salvos of the ordinance told that the subjugation of the city was complete. . . . It was on the 6th of January, the day of kings, and festival of the Epiphany, that the sovereigns made their triumphal entry."--Conquest of Grenada, Washington Irving. [P. 14; ellipses appear in the catalogue.]
Third Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. Official Catalogue of the Works of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, exhibited in the Art Department. 1872. Cincinnati: Wrightson & Co., Printers, Stereotyped at the Franklin Type Foundry, 168 Vine Street, Cincinnati.
Topic:
History--Spain
History--Religion
Ceremony--Procession--Triumph
Occupation--Military
Figure group
Ethnic
Cityscape--Spain--Grenada
Control number:
AECI 03480158
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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