The Spinario, Anonymous, 17th century, bronze

The Museum has two works commissioned by Velázquez from Matteo Bonarelli de Lucca during his second trip to Italy. These are the bronze lions that support various pietra dura panels converted into tables, and the Hermaphrodite, a copy of a classical work that was in a Roman collection. The collection also includes a copy by an unknown artist of the famous classical sculpture The Spinario.

Worth separate mention are 31 reliefs executed in the 18th century by a large group of sculptors and which were originally intended to be set into the overdoors on the principal floor of the Royal Palace in Madrid.

The Prado also has a series of sculpted equestrian portraits of small size depicting various Spanish monarchs. Those of Philip IV by Pietro Tacca and Charles II by Foggini date from the 17th century, while Philip V by Lorenzo Vaccaro is an 18th-century work.

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