The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Collection <Back
Allegory of Astronomy
Castillo, José del
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Castillo, José del

Madrid (Spain), 1737 - Madrid (Spain), 1793

See author's file

Allegory of Astronomy

Ca. 1775. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This canvas, like P7349, is one of a group of six preparatory designs for the tapestries made for the private room of the Princess of Asturias in the Royal Palace. In each canvas a putto holds symbols referring to the work’s allegorical subject, in this case Astronomy’s armillary sphere and compasses. Based on Renaissance ornamentation, the delicacy and colour as well as the floral and bird motifs are all characteristically Rococo.

Multimedia

Technical data

Related artworks

Alegoría de la Pintura
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Alegoría de la Arquitectura
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Allegory of Fame
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Alegoría de la Música
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Alegoría de la Aritmética
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1775
Inventory number
P007351
Author
Castillo, José del
Title
Allegory of Astronomy
Date
Ca. 1775
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 112.8 cm.; Width: 110 cm.
Series
Gabinete de la Princesa de Asturias, Palacio Real de El Pardo.
Provenance
Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid; moved to the Royal Palace, Madrid, in the mid-nineteenth century.

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas. Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº 5581 (Inv. cart. tapices).

Other inventories +

Inv. Cartones para Tapices. Núm. 5581.
[José del Castillo] / 5581 [Nº del inventario moderno] 42 [Id. antiguo] / id id id Astronomia

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Displayed objects +

Compass

Orb / Sphere

Update date: 14-11-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

Other works by Castillo, José del

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.

Up