15th century portrait of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia
A painting of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476), also known by his patronymic name Dracula (patronymic meaning a name based on that of a male ancestor), and posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler due to his brutality. The name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (1897) was inspired by Vlad's patronymic.
- Full title:
- 15th century portrait of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia
- 15th century
- Artwork / Image
- Held by:
- Portrait Galerie, Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck Austria
- Usage Terms:
- Free from known copyright restrictions
- Article by:
- John Bowen
- The Gothic, The novel 1780-1832
What does it mean to say a text is Gothic? Professor John Bowen considers some of the best-known Gothic novels of the late 18th and 19th centuries, exploring the features they have in common, including marginal places, transitional time periods and the use of fear and manipulation.