The anonymous painting depicts a bullfight in the Plaza Mayor, which has been fitted out for the purpose with wooden latticework as barriers and raised stands at the mouths of the street. In the moat, several knights are accompanied by a number of footmen dressed in liveries of their own colours while a bull is being bucked off. Philip IV presides over the spectacle from the royal balcony of the Casa de la Panadería, which looks as it did before the fire it suffered in the 1670s. Soldiers of the Royal Guard guard under the royal balcony.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on canvas (105 x 163 cm)
Source: Museo Municipal de Madrid (Madrid)
Date: ca. 1664
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo Municipal de Madrid (Madrid)
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