O Desterrado (The Exiled)


O Desterrado (The Exile), a marble by António Soares dos Reis, is considered a Portuguese cultural icon and is classified as an Asset of National Interest.

In the month that marks Soares dos Reis’ birthday, Paula Leite Santos Triães, collection curator of the Soares dos Reis National Museum, presented the context in which the work was produced, its origins and meaning. There were also a number of revelations regarding quick sketching, in line with romantic creation.