LADY FROM NESVIZH (LEDY IZ NESVIZH)

Vlad S. Zharkevich • Painting, XX century
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Art form: Painting
Subject and objects: Mythological scene
Technique: Oil
Materials: Canvas
Date of creation: XX century
Region: Minsk

Description of the artwork «LADY FROM NESVIZH (LEDY IZ NESVIZH)»

Barbara Radziwill was born into the family of the most powerful Lithuanian magnates, the Radziwills. In 1547 she was secretly married to the Lithuanian Grand Duke Sigismund August. In 1548, Sigismund Augustus, inherited the Polish throne by becoming King of Poland. Barbara's coronation took place on December 7, 1500. Barbara remained queen for exactly one year, after which she died suddenly. Upset Sigismund in every way wanted to bring back his dead wife. At the king's request, the magician pan Twardowski summoned the ghost of his beloved. This took place in Nesvizh. There was one condition - the monarch must not touch the ghost. The séance, according to legend, began successfully, but at the crucial moment Sigismund did not hold back. He ran up to Barbara and wanted to embrace her. The spell was broken and since then the ghost of the lady has been wandering around the Nesvizh castle.

Barbara Radziwill was born into a family of the most powerful Lithuanian tycoons, the Radziwills. In 1547, she secretly married the Grand Duke of Lithuania Sigismund Augustus. In 1548, Sigismund Augustus, inherited the Polish throne, becoming king of Poland. Barbara's coronation took place on December 7, 1500. Barbara stayed queen for exactly a year, after which she suddenly died. Upset Sigismund wanted to return his deceased wife in every possible way. The sorcerer Pan Tvardovsky summoned the ghost of his beloved at the request of the king. This took place in Nesvizh. There was only one condition - the monarch should not touch the ghost. The seance, according to legend, began successfully, but at the decisive moment Sigismund could not restrain himself. I ran to Barbara and wanted to hug her. The spell was destroyed, and since then the ghost of the lady has been wandering around the Nesvizh castle.
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