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Landuino Dies in Jail
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente
Landuino Dies in Jail
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente

On August 29, 1626, King Philip IV’s painter, Vicente Carducho (ca. 1576-1638), signed a contract for the creation of a cycle of paintings to celebrate the founding of the Carthusian Order by Saint Br [+]

Saint Bruno and his Six Companions Visit a Hermit
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente
Saint Bruno and his Six Companions Visit a Hermit
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente

On August 29, 1626, King Philip IV’s painter, Vicente Carducho (ca. 1576-1638), signed a contract for the creation of a cycle of paintings to celebrate the founding of the Carthusian Order by Saint Br [+]

Landscape with a Carthusian (Saint Bruno?)
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Swanevelt, Herman Van
Landscape with a Carthusian (Saint Bruno?)
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Swanevelt, Herman Van

The painting entered the Museum holdings as an original work by Jan Both. In 1959 Blunt identifies it as the landscape listed in the 1701 inventory of the Palace of the Buen Retiro and maintains the a [+]

Marriage of Peleus and Thetis
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob
Marriage of Peleus and Thetis
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob

As with the Rape of Hippodamia (P01658), this marriage scene was commissioned from Rubens as part of the mythological cycle drawn from Ovid´s Metamorphoses, which was to serve as the main artistic dec [+]

The Fall of Icarus
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Gowy, Jacob Peeter
The Fall of Icarus
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Gowy, Jacob Peeter

Ícaro, hijo de Dédalo el constructor del laberinto del Minotauro, trató de huir con su padre de la isla de Creta con unas alas creadas por su padre que había pegado a la espalda con cera. Ovidio cuent [+]

Fable of the dog and the prey
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Vos, Paul de
Fable of the dog and the prey
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Vos, Paul de

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The Virgin Mary and Saint Peter Appear to the First Carthusians
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente
The Virgin Mary and Saint Peter Appear to the First Carthusians
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente

On August 29, 1626, King Philip IV’s painter, Vicente Carducho (ca. 1576-1638), signed a contract for the creation of a cycle of paintings to celebrate the founding of the Carthusian Order by Saint Br [+]

Endymion Porter and Anthony van Dyck
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1633
Van Dyck, Anthony
Endymion Porter and Anthony van Dyck
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1633
Van Dyck, Anthony

A protector and friend of Van Dyck, Endymion Porter (1587-1649) was secretary to the Duke of Buckingham and an important diplomat in the English Court. A great lover of the arts, he was in charge of a [+]

El descubrimiento de la púrpura
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Thulden, Theodoor Van
El descubrimiento de la púrpura
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Thulden, Theodoor Van

Hércules aparece en obras de autores como Homero, Hesidodo y Peisandros de Rodas, supuesto escritor de sus doce trabajos. En este caso el relato está sacado del Onomasticon de J. Pollux. En el se cuen [+]

Menippus
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1638
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
Menippus
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1638
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

Aesop and Menippus are first listed in the inventory of the Torre de la Parada between 1701 and 1703. Among other works, this hunting lodge had a vast cycle of mythological paintings made by Rubens an [+]

The Hunt of Meleager
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Poussin, Nicolas
The Hunt of Meleager
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Poussin, Nicolas

Until very recently there was total confusion as to the origin of this painting and the circumstances surrounding its entry into the Royal Collection. Its original owner was formerly thought to have b [+]

The Fall of the Giants
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob
The Fall of the Giants
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob

La caída de los gigantes es un episodio brevemente narrado por Ovidio en sus Metamorfosis, Libro I (151-155), en la cual los gigantes que habitaban la tierra querían llegar al cielo y por ello fueron [+]

The Vision of Pope Victor III
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente
The Vision of Pope Victor III
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente

On August 29, 1626, King Philip IV’s painter, Vicente Carducho (ca. 1576-1638), signed a contract for the creation of a cycle of paintings to celebrate the founding of the Carthusian Order by Saint Br [+]

Apollo and the Python
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Vos, Cornelis de
Apollo and the Python
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Vos, Cornelis de

The scene represents a passage from Ovid´s Metamophoses. After killing the monstrous Python, Apollo falls victim to one of Cupid´s arrows, which inflames his impossible love of Jupiter´s daughter, Dap [+]

Hippomenes and Atalanta
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Gowy, Jacob Peeter
Hippomenes and Atalanta
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Gowy, Jacob Peeter

Hipómenes y Atalanta es uno de los episodios de amor que aparecen en este ciclo. La historia aparece en las Metamorfosis en el Libro X (560-707), donde Venus se la cuenta a Adonis en uno de sus paseos [+]

Perspectival View of a Roman Amphitheatre
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1638
Gargiulo, Domenico; Codazzi, Viviano
Perspectival View of a Roman Amphitheatre
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1638
Gargiulo, Domenico; Codazzi, Viviano

This painting was one of four views of ancient Roman life commissioned around 1638 for the Buen Retiro Palace, Madrid. Two of the other works depict a Roman circus and a Roman gymnasium respectively, [+]

Landscape with Saint Benedict of Nursia
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Swanevelt, Herman Van
Landscape with Saint Benedict of Nursia
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Swanevelt, Herman Van

This painting entered the Museum`s holdings as Saint Francis in the Brambles by Jan Both. The scene is correctly classified in the catalogue of 1873. A decade later Valdivieso (1973) identifies it as [+]

Apollo and Daphne
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Thulden, Theodoor Van
Apollo and Daphne
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Thulden, Theodoor Van

Ovidio cuenta la transformación de Dafne en árbol en el libro I de las Metamorfosis (452-552): "(...) El primer amor de Febo fue Dafne, la hija de Peneo, un amor que no produjo el ignorante azar, sino [+]

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