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Probably by Carlos de Haes, View of Madrid

Key facts
Full title View of Madrid
Artist Probably by Carlos de Haes
Artist dates 1826 - 1898
Date made about 1855-65
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 25.2 × 45.2 cm
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L796
Location Not on display
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
View of Madrid
Probably by Carlos de Haes

The view of Madrid seen here has changed little since the early 19th century, apart from the addition of a few modern buildings. Here it is seen from one of the highest points of the Casa de Campo, an area that was once a royal hunting ground and is now a municipal park to the west of the royal palace.

With a few quick strokes of white paint, the artist has accurately depicted the palace in the middle of the composition, along with church spires and the dome of San Francesco el Grande on the far right.

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