Художник Карл Вениг Последние минуты Дмитрия Самозванца 1879
Last minutes of False Dmitry
False Dmitry, also called Pseudo-demetrius, Russian Lzhedmitry, or Dmitry Samozvanets, any of three different pretenders to the Muscovite throne who, during the Time of Troubles (1598–1613), claimed to be Dmitry Ivanovich, the son of Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible (reigned 1533–84) who had died mysteriously in 1591 while still a child.
Here’s a small drypoint print I did for class last spring.
One of my super enormous history crushes has to be Francois le Premier. He was tall, dark, and handsome (just my type!). And super manly, well, at least according to a painting I saw of him with a wild boar slung over his shoulder and several women fawning at his feet.
Not to mention he helped to kick start the renaissance in France and hooked Leonardo da Vinci up with a place to stay.
I’m working on an oil painting featuring him using maps from the layout of Chateau du Chambord. So I’ll be sure to share that when I’m done.