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.