The Troy's fire

Diogo Pereirac. 1640 A.D.

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Coimbra, Portugal

Night exterior scene, representing the Fire of Troy, arising from the struggles between Greeks and Trojans, narrated by Homer.
In an environment of shadows, strongly illuminated by flames coming from the interior of the towers, on the left stands out the colossal statue of the Trojan's horse and a little on the right the portal of entrance in the fortress. Far from the city and in the foreground, Aeneas flees, supporting his father Anchises on his back. He is a stocky man in green robes carrying a frail old figure dressed in white. Behind it lies the city abandoned and on fire.


  • Title: The Troy's fire
  • Creator: Diogo Pereira
  • Date Created: c. 1640 A.D.
  • Location Created: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 63.5 cm x 78 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Oil painting on canvas

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