|Vlad Dracula Pictures|
|Vlad Tepes "Dracula" engravings from 1485 and 1493|
|Vlad Tepes reputation for cruelty spread everywhere in the Germanic region via printed pamphlets. In 1462 a German manuscript appeared publishing his monstrous deeds, and this was followed by many more in Russia and Germany. No paintings of Vlad have been found in Wallachian churches.
A copy of the 15th century original portrait now hangs in Ambras Castle in the Tyrol, and a miniature in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.