The image shows the gold and silver assayer, Bernardo Muñoz. At the top of the image we can read: “Situazion en la que D. Bernardo Muñoz egecuta los ensayes de oro i plata – i su retrato”. The portrait of this assayer, one of the most outstanding figures in the organisation of the silversmiths’ guilds in the Modern Age, dedicated to the recognition of the quality of the pieces, is an image of great interest for two reasons: firstly, because it allows us to observe the work space where he carried out his work as an assayer; secondly, because it is an excellent resource for analysing elements linked to everyday life and customs of the time. In this sense, the image allows us to analyse the gesture of the figure himself, as well as some representative elements such as the wig he wears and his clothes, typical of a person of economic solvency who is more akin to an artist than a manufacturing craftsman.
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: Printmaking, 193 x 140 mm
Source: Biblioteca Nacional de España, Sala Goya
Owner: Francisco Hidalgo Fernández (Modernalia)
Identifier: BNE, IH/6328/1
Copyright: © Biblioteca Nacional de España
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