The Outcast

O Desterrado, a marble by António Soares dos Reis historically considered an icon of Portuguese culture, is a work classified as an Asset of National Interest.

In the month that marks Soares dos Reis’s birthday, Paula Leite Santos Triães, collection manager at MNSR, presents the context in which the work was produced, its genesis and meaning. Some revelations are made by focusing on a certain type of repentant design, typical of romantic creation.