16×20″ oil on panel.
Lord Matias of Moravic (1530-1564)
Second son of Thad the Black. Lacking in the royal connections older brother had attained, and not being considered in league with the super-rich of the aristocracy, the loss of two wives to disease would spur him to become a celebrated poet and intellectual. He was killed in a riding accident, the same day his 12th book was published.