PILOTY, Karl Theodor von
(b. 1826, München, d. 1886, Ambach bei München)

Seni at the Dead Body of Wallenstein

Oil on canvas, 312 x 365 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von Wallenstein (1583-1634) was a Bohemian soldier and politician. He became the supreme commander of the armies of the Habsburg Monarchy and one of the major figures of the Thirty Years' War. He was assassinated at Eger in Egerland by one of the army's officials, Walter Devereux. Seni was the astrologer of Wallenstein.