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The Moorish pleading for King Philip III to repeal the decree of expulsion of 1609

The Moorish pleading for King Philip III to repeal the decree of expulsion of 1609


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The Moorish pleading for King Philip III to repeal the decree of expulsion of 1609

The Moorish pleading for King Philip III to repeal the decree of expulsion of 1609. Engraving published in La Ilustracion Espanola y Americana on a painting by E. Long

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Begging Decree Expulsion Familias Reales Grabados Long Moorish Philip Iii Pintura Revista Reyes De Espa A Repeal Santiago Ortega


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This print captures a significant moment in history, depicting "The Moorish pleading for King Philip III to repeal the decree of expulsion of 1609". The engraving, originally published in La Ilustracion Espanola y Americana, is based on a painting by E. Long. Set against a vibrant backdrop, the image portrays an emotional scene where a group of Moors desperately implore King Philip III to reconsider his decree of expulsion. Their faces reflect anguish and desperation as they beg for mercy and compassion from the Spanish monarch. The historical context surrounding this artwork dates back to the 17th century when Spain issued a decree expelling the Moors from their homeland. This engraving serves as both an illustration and documentation of that tumultuous period in Spanish history. The artist's skillful use of color enhances the intensity and gravity of this plea, evoking empathy from viewers who witness this poignant moment frozen in time. The horizontal composition allows us to immerse ourselves fully into this historical narrative. Although we do not know the identity of the artist behind this powerful work or its exact purpose beyond publication in La Ilustracion Espanola y Americana, its significance lies within its ability to convey emotions and shed light on an important chapter in Spain's past. It stands as a testament to human resilience and serves as a reminder that even during times marked by strife and injustice, voices can still be raised in pursuit of justice and understanding.

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