The Spinners, or the Fable of Arachne
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The Spinners, or the Fable of Arachne

Engraving of the engraver Arthur-Jules Mayeur from Velasquez, dated 1908.

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Artist :
Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)
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Dimensions :
56 x 76 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Theme :
Gender and interior scene
Matière de l'article :
Papier hahnemühle
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Original work kept at :
Chalcographie du Louvre

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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is a Spanish Baroque painter. He is particularly known for his naturalistic paintings, and his mastery of the chiaroscuro technique. As a court painter, he has produced numerous portraits of the Spanish royal family, court people and decorative paintings for royal apartments over the course of his career. His most famous works are Les Menines (Las Meninas) and Les Fileuses (Las Hilanderas).