Del Castillo’s Arithmetic

Allegory of the Arithmetic (1770-1780)
José del Castillo
Source: Museo del Prado

The work exhibited in room 88 belongs to a set of six pictures painted for tapestries to decorate the cabinet of the Princess of Asturias at the Palacio Real del Pardo. The small children represent several allegories: Painting, Architecture, Fame, Music, Astronomy and Arithmetic. The composition was painted at the end of the Baroc style in the eighteenth century.

Location: Museo del Prado (map)

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