Severino Baraldi (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
15" x 8" (380mm x 200mm)This is the unique original Gouache painting by Severino Baraldi.
Ferdinand de Magellan was born about 1470 of noble parents and probably spent his boyhood as a page of the Queen of Portugal. As a young man he was in the East India service, then in Morocco.
After a slight from King Manuel, he enlisted under the Spanish king, and set forth his project for a trip round the world. The expedition set sail August 10, 1519.
Magellan was killed in April 1521 at Zebu [in the Philippines], but they had already reached the eastern edge of the known world, and his men completed the voyage to Spain.
The voyage proved that the earth is round (although most educated people knew this already!). This painting depicts Magellan on board during his voyage of discovery.