This book covers 250 years of painting in Spain starting
with works created at the splendid sixteenth-century
court of Philip II to those produced at the Hapsburg
and Bourbon courts of Madrid, and in the cities of
Seville, Valencia, and Toledo. Th e result was an art of
extraordinary stature and international scope.
With the aid of 116 illustrations, most in color, Janis
Tomlinson traces the myriad influences reflected in
the paintings of generations of artists from Sofonisba
Anguissola, El Greco, Velásquez, and Zubarán to the
unique accomplishment of Francisco Goya.