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Title: Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga

Alternative Titles:

  • Sidney

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Blake, William
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1800 (circa)

Accession Number: 1885.12
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • tempera/


  • tempera on canvas

Painting depicting right side profile perspective bust portrait of Spanish poet Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, bearded and wearing high ruff, surrounded by a thick wreath of leaves. There is a feather headdress to the right of the painting and a quill to the left. The bust section is not coloured, whereas the wreath of leaves is dark green and ultramarine blue.


Type: unframed
Height: 41.8 cm
Width: 51.7 cm

Type: framed
Height: 5.8
Width: 60.5
Depth: 7.2