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The Spinners, or the Fable of Arachne
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
The Spinners, or the Fable of Arachne
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

This painting is the result of two acts carried out in different periods. First, Velázquez painted the surface occupied by the figures and the tapestry in the background. Later, in the 18th cen [+]

Mercury
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Peter Paul (Workshop Of)
Mercury
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Peter 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 [+]

Vault with the Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy
Fresco-secco, Fresco painting on wall covering. Ca. 1697
Giordano, Luca
Vault with the Apotheosis of the Spanish Monarchy
Fresco-secco, Fresco painting on wall covering. Ca. 1697
Giordano, Luca

The vault of the former Hall of Ambassadors at the Buen Retiro Palace, constructed alongside the former Royal Quarters of San Jerónimo at the behest of the Count-Duke of Olivares as a royal res [+]

Visit of Queen Maria Amalia of Saxony to the Arch of Trajan in Benevento
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1759
Joli, Antonio
Visit of Queen Maria Amalia of Saxony to the Arch of Trajan in Benevento
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1759
Joli, Antonio

This architectural landscape showing the ancient Roman city of Benevento, near Naples, was painted around 1759 by Antonio Joli of Modena. A painter of theatre sets and vedute, Joli worked for theatres [+]

Hercules and the Hydra
Oil on canvas. 1634
Zurbarán, Francisco de
Hercules and the Hydra
Oil on canvas. 1634
Zurbarán, Francisco de

The inhabitants of Lerna were terrorized by a multiheaded serpent that left a path of destruction behind. The creature was impossible to defeat because every time it lost one head, two grew in its pla [+]

Mercury and Argus
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)
Mercury and Argus
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Rubens, Peter Paul (And Workshop)

According to Ovid (Metamorphosis, book V), in order to avoid her husband Jupiter´s infidelities, the goddess, Juno, converted the nymph, Io, into a lamb and called on Argos, the shepherd, to look afte [+]

Mercury and Argus
Oil on unlined canvas. Ca. 1659
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y
Mercury and Argus
Oil on unlined canvas. Ca. 1659
Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y

Wearing his characteristic winged hat, and with a pan flute next to his left hand, Mercury stealthily approaches a shepherd he has lulled to sleep with the unlimited powers of his music. The latter is [+]

Landscape with Fishermen and Shepherds on a Riverbank
Oil on canvas. 1639 - 1641
Both, Jan
Landscape with Fishermen and Shepherds on a Riverbank
Oil on canvas. 1639 - 1641
Both, Jan

The present painting entered the Museum as an original work by Jan Both. This attribution is maintained in subsequent catalogues and accepted by all authors. This landscape is an exception among those [+]

Mercury and Argus
Pencil, Grey wash on white paper. Late XVII century
Anonymous
Mercury and Argus
Pencil, Grey wash on white paper. Late XVII century
Anonymous

Dibujo en el que se representa a la izquierda a Io, convertida en vaca. Argos sentado y dormido se apoya en su cayado, mientras que Mercurio desenvaina la espada, arrodillado a sus pies. Es, posibleme [+]

Hermes
Marble. Ca. 1824
Thorvaldsen, Bertel (Workshop Of)
Hermes
Marble. Ca. 1824
Thorvaldsen, Bertel (Workshop Of)

This sculpture, depicting Mercury preparing to kill Argos, brings together the key features of Neoclassical art: harmony, serenity, precision and rigorous Classical inspiration. Students of the Danish [+]

Narcissus
White marble. 25 - 50
Roman Sculptor
Narcissus
White marble. 25 - 50
Roman Sculptor

This is a Roman copy of a statue which made about 400 B. C. by one of Policlytus’s pupils. The seventeenth-century additions (calves, arms and trunk) change the original posture of the young man who a [+]

Diadumenus
White marble. 140 - 150
Roman Sculptor
Diadumenus
White marble. 140 - 150
Roman Sculptor

This is a Roman copy of Polyclitus´s Diadumenos (ca. 420 B.C.). Polyclitus of Argos (active ca. 460-420 B.C.) was quite far along in his career when he conceived this figure —probably Apollo— tying a [+]

Mercury and Argus
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Sensi y Baldachi, Gaspar -Lithographer- (After Rubens, Peter Paul); Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid; Madrazo y Agudo, José de
Mercury and Argus
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Sensi y Baldachi, Gaspar -Lithographer- (After Rubens, Peter Paul); Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid; Madrazo y Agudo, José de

Es una litografía de Gaspar Sensi y Baldachi (1794-1880) que reproduce un lienzo pintado por Rubens y su taller (P01673). Esta estampa se entregaba con el cuadernillo CXL acompañado de un texto explic [+]

Mercury and Argus
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Printing on japon, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Sensi y Baldachi, Gaspar -Lithographer- (After Rubens, Peter Paul); Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid
Mercury and Argus
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Printing on japon, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Sensi y Baldachi, Gaspar -Lithographer- (After Rubens, Peter Paul); Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid

Es una litografía de Gaspar Sensi y Baldachi (1794-1880) que reproduce un lienzo pintado por Rubens y su taller (P01673). El título que aparece en la estampa es Mercurio matando á Argos. Esta estampa [+]

Mercury and Argus
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Sensi y Baldachi, Gaspar -Lithographer- (After Rubens, Peter Paul); Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid
Mercury and Argus
Crayon lithography, Pen lithography, Scraper, Lithographic aquatint on wove paper. 1832 - 1837
Sensi y Baldachi, Gaspar -Lithographer- (After Rubens, Peter Paul); Madrazo y Agudo, José de; Real Establecimiento Litográfico de Madrid

Es una litografía de Gaspar Sensi y Baldachi (1794-1880) que reproduce un lienzo pintado por Rubens y su taller (P01673). Esta estampa se entregaba con el cuadernillo CXL acompañado de un texto explic [+]

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