King Charles VIII of France visiting the deathbed of Gian Galeazzo Sforza at the Palazzo Ducale, Pavia, 1494

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King Charles VIII of France visiting the deathbed of Gian Galeazzo Sforza at the Palazzo Ducale, Pavia, 1494. Engraving by G Beretta after P Palagi. This print, by an artist who was also a historian, represents an incident in 1494, when Lodovico Sforza invited the King of France to visit him. The young man dying in bed is the rightful Duke of Milan, deposed by Lodovico in 1480 and imprisoned ever since. Perhaps the dedication of the print was intended as a warning to the new King of the Hellenes, who was deposed in 1862. Prayer. Death. Poisoning. Deathbeds. Pavia (Italy). Charles VIII, King of France (1470–1498). Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469–1494). Ludovico Sforza, il moro (1451–1508). Giacomo Mellerio, 1777–1847 Art collections. Contributors: Pelagio Palagi (1775–1860); Otho I, King of Greece (1815–1867); Giuseppe Beretta (1804–1855). Work ID: wu98ppzw.

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