Detail View: JCB Archive of Early American Images: D. Alonso de Ercilla

Accession number: 
07082
Record number: 
07082-1
JCB call number: 
B776 E65a4 vol. 1 (copy 1)
Image title: 
D. Alonso de Ercilla
Creator 1: 
Juan Moreno Tejada
Creator 1 dates: 
d. 1805
Creator 1 role: 
Gravado por
Creator 2: 
Arnal
Creator 2 role: 
inv
Place image published: 
[Madrid]
Image publisher: 
[Antonio de Sancha]
Image date: 
[1776]
Image function: 
frontispiece
Technique: 
engraving
Image dimension height: 
14.1 cm.
Image dimension width: 
8.1 cm.
Page dimension height: 
17.1 cm.
Page dimension width: 
10.1 cm.
Materials medium: 
ink
Materials support: 
paper
Description: 
Portrait of Alfonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga. Decorative elements include snakes, sword, and musical instruments such as horn, lyre, and sistrum.
Source creator: 
Ercilla y Zúñiga, Alfonso de, 1533-1594
Source Title: 
La Araucana, Parte I.
Source place of publication: 
En Madrid
Source publisher: 
por D. Antonio de Sancha
Source date: 
M.DCC.LXXVI. [1776]
notes: 
Ercilla y Zúñiga, as a Spanish soldier, fought against the Araucanians in Chile and while there began the epic poem, La Araucana, considered the finest Spanish historical poem. The poem tells of the courageous insurrection of the Araucanians, as well as relating the history of Chile and contemporary Spain.
Time Period: 
1751-1800
Provenance/Donor: 
Acquired before 1919.
Owner and copyright: 
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary: 
Subject Area: 
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject Area: 
Flora and fauna
Subject Area: 
Portraits
Subject headings: 
Portraits, Spanish