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Immaculate Conception
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Cerezo, Mateo
Immaculate Conception
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Cerezo, Mateo

The Virgin’s facial type, the confident drawing and the forceful rendering of the spatial planes originally led this work to be attributed to Claudio Coello. But in 1986 more precise knowledge of the artistic personality of Mateo Cerezo led Rogelio Buendía and Ismael Gutiérrez Pastor to name him as its author. This attribution has been maintained and it rests on a comparison to signe

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 attribution to Both, as does Roethlisberger (1961). However, Waddingham (1960) ascribes it to Herman van Swanevelt, an attribution backed by Luna (1984) and officially adopted by the Museum in 1985. Th

The Foundation of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The Patrician recounts his Dream to the Pope
Oil on canvas. 1664 - 1665
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban
The Foundation of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The Patrician recounts his Dream to the Pope
Oil on canvas. 1664 - 1665
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban

This painting and its companion, The Patrician’s Dream (P994), are among Murillo’s most renowned works. The two arched works were intended to hang beneath a small dome in the recently remodeled Sevillian church of Santa María la Blanca in 1665, and they narrate the story of the founding of the Roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore as succinctly set out in the Roman Breviary’s information a

Christ in Glory with Saints
Oil on canvas. 1660 - 1661
Preti, Mattia
Christ in Glory with Saints
Oil on canvas. 1660 - 1661
Preti, Mattia

A Triumphant Christ appears to a group of saints among whom are Saints Jerome, Francis and Mary Magdalene. It is not known what church this work was painted for, although it is clear that it was meant to be hung at a quite high. Preti was a prolific painter who worked in Rome, Naples and Malta, where he was knighted and where he probably painted this work.

The Calling of Saint Matthew
Oil on canvas. 1661
Pareja, Juan de
The Calling of Saint Matthew
Oil on canvas. 1661
Pareja, Juan de

Christ appears in the tax collector’s office and calls on Matthew to follow him. Matthew, depicted raising his right hand to his breast and with a star above his head, would become one of Christ’s most faithful followers and the author of one of the Gospels. Pareja, Velázquez’s former slave, places considerable emphasis on the setting of this work and also includes himself in the compositio

The Virgin and Child on a Throne of Angels
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1661
Espinosa, Jerónimo Jacinto
The Virgin and Child on a Throne of Angels
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1661
Espinosa, Jerónimo Jacinto

Espinosa was the leading painter working in Valencia in the mid-seventeenth century. He deployed a naturalistic style characterised by precise description and a selective use of light. Most of his works depict religious themes, including the present canvas with its unusual subject matter. The compositional rigour and monumental character make this canvas particularly outstanding within Espinosa’s

Landscape with Shepherds near Roman Ruins
Oil on copperplate. 1622 - 1623
Poelenburch, Cornelis Van
Landscape with Shepherds near Roman Ruins
Oil on copperplate. 1622 - 1623
Poelenburch, Cornelis Van

During the years he spent in Rome, Van Poelenburch began painting scenes of this kind with small-or medium-sized figures, in which the presence of ruins is so powerful that they could almost be said to be the main subject. In the foreground, which is slightly raised, a shepherd and a village woman engage in conversation near a herd of goats. Opening out behind them is a large space populated by nu

The Foundation of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The Patrician's Dream
Oil on canvas. 1664 - 1665
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban
The Foundation of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The Patrician's Dream
Oil on canvas. 1664 - 1665
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban

This painting and its companion, The Patrician Reveals his Dream to the Pope (P995), are among Murillo’s most renowned works. The two arched works were intended to hang beneath a small dome in the recently remodeled Sevillian church of Santa María la Blanca in 1665, and they narrate the story of the founding of the Roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore as succinctly set out in the Roman Br

The Virgin laying the sleeping Christ on Straw
Oil on panel. Ca. 1656
Maratta, Carlo
The Virgin laying the sleeping Christ on Straw
Oil on panel. Ca. 1656
Maratta, Carlo

This painting listed in the inventory of Queen Elizabeth of Farnesio offers a slightly varied reproduction of the central motive of the fresco of the Adoration of the Shepherds that decorates the Alaleone Chapel at the church of Sant’Isidoro Agricola in Rome. An early work, it was Maratti’s most important commission from the mid 1650s. This was the moment when he began to free himself from the inf

Saints Anthony Abbot and Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1634
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
Saints Anthony Abbot and Paul the Hermit
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1634
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

The subject is drawn from the narration in Jacobo de la Voragine`s 13th-century Golden Legend of Saint Anthony the Abbot`s voyage to the Egyptian desert to visit Saint Paul, the first Christian hermit (4th century). Saint Anthony, whom Velázquez presents dressed in the black-hooded, brown habit of the Hospitallers of Saint Anthony, appears five times in the painting. In the background, he a

An Artillery General
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Rizi, Francisco
An Artillery General
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1660
Rizi, Francisco

The baton in the sitter’s right hand and the cannon indicate that he is an artillery general, while the insignia hanging from his neck denotes his membership of the Order of Calatrava. Stylistically this canvas is clearly indebted to the work of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641).

Christ falls on the Way to Calvary
Oil on panel transferred to canvas. 1515 - 1516
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (And Workshop)
Christ falls on the Way to Calvary
Oil on panel transferred to canvas. 1515 - 1516
Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (And Workshop)

Jacopo Basilio commissioned this painting for the Monastery of Santa Maria dello Spasimo in Palermo, from which it derives its popular name, lo Spasimo di Sicilia (“The Wonder of Sicily”), which reflects Raphael´s interest in the depiction of extreme physical and psychological states. This work´s rhetorical tone and complex yet clear composition around two diagonals that converge on the figure of

Margaret Theresa, Infanta of Spain
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1665
Martínez del Mazo, Juan Bautista
Margaret Theresa, Infanta of Spain
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1665
Martínez del Mazo, Juan Bautista

Margarita of Austria (1651-1673) was the daughter of Philip IV and Mariana of Austria. When Mazo painted her she was betrothed to the Emperor Leopold of Austria, whom she married in 1666. In this portrait Mazo`s treatment of the composition and colour reveal the influence of his father-in-law, Velázquez, to whom this work was formerly attributed. The fact that Velázquez was not respo

The Painter Andrea Sacchi
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1661
Maratta, Carlo
The Painter Andrea Sacchi
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1661
Maratta, Carlo

Maratti was a pupil of Sacchi (ca. 1599-1661). He may have painted this portrait as a pair to that of Francesco Albani by Sacchi (also on display in this room), which he acquired in 1661. It passed from Maratti’s collection to that of Philip V in 1722 and was in the palace of La Granja one year later. It entered the Prado in 1849.

Charles II in armour
Oil on canvas. 1681
Carreño de Miranda, Juan
Charles II in armour
Oil on canvas. 1681
Carreño de Miranda, Juan

Charles II was born in 1661, the only son of Philip IV and his second wife (and niece), Mariana of Austria, to survive to adulthood. Charles succeeded his father in 1665 and died without an heir in 1700 at the age of 39, thus bringing to an end the Spanish Habsburg dynasty. According to the date on this portrait, the king would have been 20 years old at the time. His long hair is worn in a similar

Garland of Flowers with Saint Anthony of Padua
Oil on canvas. After 1689
Pérez, Bartolomé
Garland of Flowers with Saint Anthony of Padua
Oil on canvas. After 1689
Pérez, Bartolomé

This is one of the artist’s later works. It must date from 1689 at the very earliest, as that is the year he became one of the king’s painters and this is indicated alongside his signature by the letters P and R, intertwined and topped by a crown. This sort of work- a religious scene surrounded by a garland -was quite frequent in 17th-century Flemish painting, but the same genre was cultivated by

Concert of Birds
Oil on canvas. 1661
Fyt, Jan
Concert of Birds
Oil on canvas. 1661
Fyt, Jan

Here Fyt returns to the subject of a concert of birds, a subject made fashionable by his master Frans Snyders. While the latter’s scenes of this type had a symbolic and moralising significance, in the second half of the seventeenth century they proliferated as decorative works. Fyt’s precise and delicate depiction of the animals’ textures is very appropriate for an ornamental purpose.

Dead Cockerel
Oil on panel. 1659 - 1660
Metsu, Gabriël
Dead Cockerel
Oil on panel. 1659 - 1660
Metsu, Gabriël

Recent restoration has enabled a much better appreciation of this picture, since the thick layer of oxidised glaze that previously covered the surface made it impossible to judge the space and depth of the composition. As a result, the cockerel´s body is no longer outlined against the dark, plain background, but seen hanging from a string above a table inside some kind of architectural space -an a

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