Mater Dolorosa

Mater Dolorosa

Creator: Unidentified (Spanish)
Date: 18th Century
Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5 inches
Date Acquired: 2014-02-22
From Where?: Nice, France

This painting comes from Casa Castellarnau, a disgraced house of great distinction:

Built at the beginning of the XVth century it was home to the powerful Castellarnau family who held court to king and influential dignitaries of the day. By 1954 the Castellarnaus had fallen into oblivion and were heavily in debt due to serious gambling habits and most of the original contents of the house were sold to pay off the debts. The house was requested to the Tarragona municipality in exchange of a lifetime pension for the surviving heir.

Source: http://www.tarragonablog.com/2011/11/21/casa-castellarnau/

12846775335_354e8f37ed_o

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s