The drawing by the Spanish artist Vicente Carducho (1576–1638) shows the expulsion of "moriscos" in the port of Denia, near valencia, as a result of the order by Philip III of Spain (1578–1621) in 1609. The muslim citizens are escorted by cavalry who are directing them to a ship which will take them to a destination in northern Africa. On the left an armed soldier urges the crowd to move forward while a group of soldiers armed with swords and rifles is watching them on the right side of the composition.
Vicente Carducho (1576–1638), La expulsión de los moriscos, ca. 1627, gouache and pencil drawing on paper, 380 x 504 mm; source: © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.