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Felipe V, King of Spain
Oil on canvas. 1723
Ranc, Jean
Felipe V, King of Spain
Oil on canvas. 1723
Ranc, Jean

This is an official portrait of Felipe V (1683-1746), the first Bourbon king of Spain. The grandson of Louis XIV (1638-1715) of France, he was born in Versailles and was proclaimed King of Spain in 17 [+]

The Apotheosis of Hercules
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Borkens, Jean Baptiste
The Apotheosis of Hercules
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Borkens, Jean Baptiste

Hércules aparece en obras de autores como Homero, Hesidodo y Peisandros de Rodas, supuesto escritor de sus doce trabajos. También Ovidio habla de él de manera breve en las Metamorfosis, concretamente [+]

Orpheus and Eurydice
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (And Workshop)
Orpheus and Eurydice
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (And Workshop)

Orpheus descends into the Underworld to recover his wife, Eurydice, who died after being bitten by a serpent. Pluto and Proserpina, the god and goddess of the underworld, are so moved by the music of [+]

Landscape with Carmelites
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Both, Jan
Landscape with Carmelites
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Both, Jan

This painting entered the Museum as an original work by Jan Both, attribution that has been maintained in the catalogues until the present day. In 1973 Valdivieso identifies it as the picture listed i [+]

Heraclitus, the Crying Philosopher
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Workshop Of)
Heraclitus, the Crying Philosopher
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Workshop Of)

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus (540-470 B.C.), wears a black tunic and leans on a stone, weeping. He embodies the idea of a tragic sense of life, thinking about the future form a lonely [+]

Jacob's journey
Oil on canvas. 1635 - 1665
Lione, Andrea Di
Jacob's journey
Oil on canvas. 1635 - 1665
Lione, Andrea Di

Like many other works by Andrea di Lione, Jacob’s journey, c.1635-65, was previously attributed to Genoese painter Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (Il Grechetto). It is one of the most successful lands [+]

The Gleeful Soldier
Oil on panel . 1631 - 1640
Teniers, David
The Gleeful Soldier
Oil on panel . 1631 - 1640
Teniers, David

A male figure smokes and drinks, directing an expressive glace at the viewer. Behind him, a companion is inside a tavern filled with vats, basins and barrels. The protagonist has been identified as a [+]

Village Feast
Oil on copperplate. Ca. 1650
Teniers, David
Village Feast
Oil on copperplate. Ca. 1650
Teniers, David

Peasants or villagers hold a feast in front of a tavern or inn, recognizable by its red flag. They drink, eat and dance to the music of a bagpiper standing on a barrel. On the left, various distinguis [+]

Nymphs and Satyrs
Oil on canvas. 1638 - 1640
Rubens, Pieter Paul
Nymphs and Satyrs
Oil on canvas. 1638 - 1640
Rubens, Pieter Paul

The scene depicted in this painting relates to two stories told by the Roman poet Ovid. In Fasti (V, 121-24), he writes about a goat that suckled the infant Jupiter, who lost one of the lofty horns th [+]

The Rape of Proserpine
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Pieter Paul -Painter- (And Workshop)
The Rape of Proserpine
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Pieter Paul -Painter- (And Workshop)

Proserpine, daughter of the earth goddess Ceres, was kidnapped by Pluto, the god of the underworld. Despite the resistance put up by Minerva, Venus and Diana, their relationship would blossom into lov [+]

Exterior of Saint Peter’s, Rome
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1636
Codazzi, Viviano
Exterior of Saint Peter’s, Rome
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1636
Codazzi, Viviano

This painting depicts the façade of Saint Peter’s as it was designed by the architect Carlo Maderno and before the re-modelling undertaken by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who had the clock tower on th [+]

The Rape of Hippodamia
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Pieter Paul (And Workshop)
The Rape of Hippodamia
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1637
Rubens, Pieter Paul (And Workshop)

Like Fortuna (P1674) and the Marriage of Peleus and Thetis (P1634), the Rape of Hippodamia was part of the massive cycle of mythologies designed by Peter Paul Rubens in 1636-37 for the Torre de la Par [+]

Apolo vencedor de Pan
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob
Apolo vencedor de Pan
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob

Narra Ovidio en sus Metamorfosis Libro XI (146-169): "Pan (...) osó menospreciar la música de Apolo comparándola con la suya, compareció ante el Tmolo como juez para un duelo desigual. El anciano juez [+]

Constantine’s Triumphal Entry in Rome
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Gargiulo, Domenico; Codazzi, Viviano
Constantine’s Triumphal Entry in Rome
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Gargiulo, Domenico; Codazzi, Viviano

This work and Vespasian’s Triumphal Entry in Rome (P237) are among the earliest examples of the collaboration between Domenico Gargiulo (also known as Micco Spadaro) and Viviano Codazzi, in which the [+]

Satyr
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (And Workshop)
Satyr
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (And Workshop)

In classical mythology, Silenus was the guardian of forests. He was supposed to raise Bacchus when the latter was a child. Rubens depicts him in the customary manner: with goat ears and a scraggly bea [+]

Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Workshop Of)
Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Workshop Of)

Democritus of Abdera (460-370 B.C.) is the pictorial pendant of Heraclitus (P01680) as well as his philosophical counterpoint. Wearing bright colors, he laughs sarcastically while contemplating a glob [+]

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 [+]

Mercury
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Workshop Of)
Mercury
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Pieter Paul (Workshop Of)

Mercury, the son of Jupiter and Maya, bears his characteristic attributes as the gods´ messenger: a winged hat and shoes, as well as the caduceus, a hazel wand with two serpents wound around it, which [+]

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