Wealth and Benefits of the Spanish Monarchy under Charles III
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Tiepolo was employed by the King of Spain on a vast project to decorate the interior of the Royal Palace in Madrid. This sketch is for the ceiling of the Throne Room. In the lower centre is the allegorical figure of Spain enthroned, surrounded by symbols of power and world-wide empire. On the upper left border is the figure of Christopher Columbus with the riches of the New World.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1762
Artist age:Approximately 66 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 181.8 cm (71.57 in.), Width: 104.3 cm (41.06 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member Josselin on 29 June 2013.
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