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Two Wrestlers
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1637
Fracanzano, Cesare
Two Wrestlers
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1637
Fracanzano, Cesare

This work belongs to a group from the History of Rome series for the Buen Retiro Palace. Dedicated to depictions of Roman public pastimes, the group includes athletes, gladiators, chariots, animal fig [+]

Ecce Homo
Oil on panel. 1560 - 1570
Morales, Luis de
Ecce Homo
Oil on panel. 1560 - 1570
Morales, Luis de

Jesus is shown half-length, crowned with thorns and with a haggard face, parted lips, prominent cheekbones, and moist eyes raised in an attitude of submission to the divine will. His hair, beard, mous [+]

Mountain Landscape with Hut and Vegetables
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Swanevelt, Herman Van
Mountain Landscape with Hut and Vegetables
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Swanevelt, Herman Van

The painting entered the Museum`s holdings as a work of the school of Jan Both, but it is listed as an original by the painter in the 1843 catalogue. In 1973 Valdivieso identifies it as one of the lan [+]

Women Gladiators
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Vaccaro, Andrea (Attributed To)
Women Gladiators
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Vaccaro, Andrea (Attributed To)

This work belongs to a group from the History of Rome series for the Buen Retiro Palace. Dedicated to depictions of Roman public pastimes, the group includes athletes, gladiators, chariots, animal fig [+]

Jupiter and the Gods urging Apollo to take back the Reins of his Chariot
Oil on panel. 1594
Cornelisz. Van Haarlem, Cornelis
Jupiter and the Gods urging Apollo to take back the Reins of his Chariot
Oil on panel. 1594
Cornelisz. Van Haarlem, Cornelis

The frieze arrangement of the figures places this work in the painter`s classical phase, which began in 1594, the same year as the date on this painting. In Van Thiel`s view, it could be the picture w [+]

Jupiter and Lycaon
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Cossiers, Jan
Jupiter and Lycaon
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Cossiers, Jan

Licaón, un horrible gobernador de la Arcadia que sembraba el terror en su región, quiso comprobar la divinidad de Júpiter dándole de comer carne humana. Ovidio narra esta historia en el libro I de las [+]

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 [+]

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 [+]

The Temptations of Saint Anthony
Oil on oak panel. 1510 - 1515
Bosch, Hieronymus
The Temptations of Saint Anthony
Oil on oak panel. 1510 - 1515
Bosch, Hieronymus

This panel originally had an arched top and included a more open landscape with less leafy trees. At an unknown date the work must have suffered damage that affected the pictorial surface, resulting i [+]

Cephalus and Procris
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Symons, Peeter
Cephalus and Procris
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Symons, Peeter

Esta desgraciada historia de amor aparece en el libro VII, (835-841) de las Metamorfosis. La celosa Procris espió a su marido, del cual sospechaba le era infiel. Así, escondida entre los matorrales mu [+]

Cadmus and Minerva
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob
Cadmus and Minerva
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Jordaens, Jacob

La historia de Cadmo y la aparición de Minerva aparece en el libro III de las Metamorfosis (95-114): "(...) Mientras el vencedor calcula el tamaño del enemigo vencido, se oyó de repente una voz; no er [+]

The Persecution of the Harpies
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
The Persecution of the Harpies
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

Las Harpías, seres mitológicos mitad mujer mitad pájaro, son perseguidas por Zetes y Calais, los hijos alados de Boreas. Esta historia es narrada por Ovidio pero de manera muy breve en las Metamorfosi [+]

Landscape with Saint Francis in Meditation
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Swanevelt, Herman Van
Landscape with Saint Francis in Meditation
Oil on canvas. 1634 - 1639
Swanevelt, Herman Van

Although the painting entered the Museum as a copy of a work by Jan Both, it is recorded as an anonymous work by the Flemish school from the 1843 catalogue onwards. It is listed as such by Díaz [+]

The Rape of Europe
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus
The Rape of Europe
Oil on canvas. 1636 - 1638
Quellinus, Erasmus

El rapto de Europa por parte de Júpiter lo narra Ovidio en sus Metamorfosis en el libro II (838-875): "(...)Se atrevió también la princesa, sin saber a quién montaba, a sentarse sobre el lomo del toro [+]

Masinissa Mourning Over the Death of Sophonisba (?)
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Finoglia, Paolo Domenico
Masinissa Mourning Over the Death of Sophonisba (?)
Oil on canvas. XVII century
Finoglia, Paolo Domenico

Within the large series of paintings dedicated to the history of Rome, this work and Meleager’s Hunt (P2320) belong to a small group of scenes from mythology and the history of Antiquity. This is undo [+]

The Virgin in Prayer
Oil on oak panel. Ca. 1529
Massys, Quinten (? Massys, Jan)
The Virgin in Prayer
Oil on oak panel. Ca. 1529
Massys, Quinten (? Massys, Jan)

The position of the figures, looking at each other, is common for diptych paintings. However, we do not know if these were originally painted as pendants to each other. In 1597, this panel and Virgin [+]

Flower Vase
Oil on panel. 1689 - 1691
Pérez, Bartolomé
Flower Vase
Oil on panel. 1689 - 1691
Pérez, Bartolomé

Esta obra y su pareja (P06397) están realizadas sobre tabla, lo que resulta poco habitual en la pintura de flores realizada en España, y el fondo es dorado, algo muy poco corriente. Por otra parte, la [+]

Pope Urban II Calls Saint Bruno to Rome
Oil on canvas. 1626 - 1632
Carducho, Vicente
Pope Urban II Calls Saint Bruno to Rome
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 [+]

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