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Collection of alms at the funeral of don Álvaro de Luna more
Almosensammlung bei der beerdigung von don Álvaro de Luna
Collection of alms at the funeral of don Álvaro de Luna
The picture shows a young man on one knee throwing a coin into a plate next to a bier; on the bear is a man we see only by his ankles and feet (clad in hose and pointy shoes). A bald-headed bearded priest or monk stands by the biear and other figures appear sad. There is a post with a skull attached near the top of it, and a in the foreground a burning candle in a large ornate holder.
This is a scan of an 1885 engraving of an 1884 genre painting in oils by the Spanish artist Manuel Ramírez Ibáñez.
The engraving is signed, A. CloSs. X J. F Moe; the attribution given in the magazine was, photographieverlag von B. Schlesinger in Stuttgart (J. Laurent & Cie., Madrid), which is, photography published by B. Schlesinger in Stuttgart (J. Laurent & Co., Madrid). However, it is not a photograph but an engraving.
Álvaro de Luna y Fernández de Jarava (c. 1388 – 1453) was a friend of the King of Spain at the time, but was executed when the Queen took a dislike to him after he was involved in too much intrigue.