(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

Poet Ercilla y Zuniga

Oil on canvas, 44 x 41,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Alonso de Ercilla y Zúniga (1533-1594) was a Spanish soldier and poet, author of La Araucana (1569-89), the most celebrated Spanish Renaissance epic poem and the first epic poem about America.

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