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Couple of Majos
Oil on canvas. XVIII century
Castillo, José del
Couple of Majos
Oil on canvas. XVIII century
Castillo, José del

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Joseph Explains the Pharaoh’s Dreams
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
Joseph Explains the Pharaoh’s Dreams
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del

In the background, the child prophesies the fat and starving cattle that represent the years of abundance and famine that would come to pass (Genesis, XLI, 14 ff.). This belongs to a series of six pai [+]

Boys playing Cup-and-Ball
Oil on canvas. 1780
Castillo, José del
Boys playing Cup-and-Ball
Oil on canvas. 1780
Castillo, José del

As in the other four cartoons with which it forms a set (P03311 to P03314, P03534), destined for the decoration of the Princess of Asturias’s dressing room at the palace of El Pardo, the artist has ch [+]

Kite with a Group of dead Birds
Oil on canvas. 1774
Castillo, José del
Kite with a Group of dead Birds
Oil on canvas. 1774
Castillo, José del

This realistic depiction of a kite that has swooped down on a group of dead woodcocks and a pheasant is striking for the contrast between the bird of prey’s ferocity and the tranquil still-life with g [+]

The Descent from the Cross
Oil on panel. 1547
Machuca, Pedro
The Descent from the Cross
Oil on panel. 1547
Machuca, Pedro

Christ´s body is taken from the cross by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. On the ground, Mary Magdalene extends her arms to him while the Virgin weeps sorrowfully. The depiction of these customary f [+]

The Drawing Studio
Oil on canvas. 1780
Castillo, José del
The Drawing Studio
Oil on canvas. 1780
Castillo, José del

A childhood scene located on a terrace beside a garden. Three elegantly clothed boys play with a cat. The academic drawing in the background, along with the portfolio and brush belonging to one of the [+]

Chastity
Oil on canvas. 1770 - 1771
Castillo, José del
Chastity
Oil on canvas. 1770 - 1771
Castillo, José del

Paired with (P07726, P07727 y P07728). These are sketches for cartoons for tapestries intended to adorn the King’s Antechamber known as the “Pieza de Conversación” in the Royal Palace of Madrid [+]

Alegoría de la Aritmética
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1775
Castillo, José del
Alegoría de la Aritmética
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1775
Castillo, José del

The compositional structure and depiction of details reveal the artist’s ability to devise decorative elements such as garlands, flowers and scroll-work and to combine them with figures. The motifs ar [+]

The Legend of the Monk King
Oil on canvas. 1880
Casado del Alisal, José
The Legend of the Monk King
Oil on canvas. 1880
Casado del Alisal, José

Traditionally known as The Bell of Huesca, this painting depicts one of the most terrifying events in the history of Medieval Spain. Ramiro II of Aragon decapitated all the noblemen who had dared to c [+]

Joseph’s Chastity
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
Joseph’s Chastity
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del

Joseph is shown fleeing Putifar’s wife. In the background, he is in prison, explaining his dreams to the Pharaoh’s cup-bearer and baker (Genesis XXXVII, 11 and 12). This belongs to a series of six pai [+]

Pedro Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo, 13th Duke of El Infantado
Oil on canvas. 1827
López Portaña, Vicente
Pedro Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo, 13th Duke of El Infantado
Oil on canvas. 1827
López Portaña, Vicente

Pedro Alcántara Álvarez de Toledo Silva y Mendoza Salm Salm, XIII duque del Infantado (Madrid, 1768-1841), fue ministro de Estado y presidente del Gobierno (1824-1826).El duque está retratado de cuerp [+]

Joseph Sold by His Brothers
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
Joseph Sold by His Brothers
Oil on canvas. 1655 - 1660
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del

A caravan of Ishmaelites on its way to Egypt buy Joseph from his brothers. In that sense, Joseph foreshadows the Messiah as an object of envy betrayed by his brothers. This belongs to a series of six [+]

Boys Playing Chito
Oil on canvas. 1780
Castillo, José del
Boys Playing Chito
Oil on canvas. 1780
Castillo, José del

Three boys -two standing and one seated- are playing chito, a game in which metal disks known as tejos are thrown at a piece of carved wood (the chito) resting on the ground with a coin on top of it. [+]

Saint John the Evangelist
Fresco painting on wall covering. Ca. 1610
Mohedano de la Gutierra, Antonio (Attributed To)
Saint John the Evangelist
Fresco painting on wall covering. Ca. 1610
Mohedano de la Gutierra, Antonio (Attributed To)

This work comes from the church of Santa Ana in Lucena (Córdoba) where Mohedano was born, although it has also been attributed to the Cordovan artist Antonio del Castillo (1616-1668). The monum [+]

The Assumption of the Magdalen
Oil on canvas. 1670 - 1675
Antolínez, José
The Assumption of the Magdalen
Oil on canvas. 1670 - 1675
Antolínez, José

According to Jacobus de Voragine´s Golden Legend (c.1260), 14 years after Christ´s Passion, Mary Magdalene and her companions were abandoned and set adrift in a small boat to die. The boat miraculousl [+]

Triptych of the Adoration of the Magi
Oil on panel. 1470 - 1472
Memling, Hans
Triptych of the Adoration of the Magi
Oil on panel. 1470 - 1472
Memling, Hans

Comprising three panels, the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi and the Presentation in the Temple, this painting is earlier than the triptych on the same subject painted by Memling for Jan Floreins [+]

The Death of Viriatus, Chief of the Lusitanians (preparatory sketch)
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1807
Madrazo y Agudo, José de
The Death of Viriatus, Chief of the Lusitanians (preparatory sketch)
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1807
Madrazo y Agudo, José de

This preparatory sketch for the large-scale canvas painted by Madrazo in Rome (also on display in this room) reveals various differences with respect to the final composition. Madrazo gave more space [+]

Wisdom
Oil on canvas. 1770
Castillo, José del
Wisdom
Oil on canvas. 1770
Castillo, José del

Paired with P07726, P07727 y P07729. These are sketches for cartoons for tapestries intended to adorn the King’s Antechamber known as the “Pieza de Conversación” in the Royal Palace of Madrid. [+]

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