World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

The Recovery of Bahía de Todos los Santos

Article Id: WHEBN0028807986
Reproduction Date:

Title: The Recovery of Bahía de Todos los Santos  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Portuguese Empire, 1635 in art
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

The Recovery of Bahía de Todos los Santos

The Recovery of Bahía de Todos los Santos
Artist Juan Bautista Maíno
Year 1634-1635
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 309 cm × 381 cm (122 in × 150 in)
Location Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Recovery of Bahía de Todos los Santos is a mature work by the Spanish painter Juan Bautista Maíno (1580–1649). It was painted between 1634 and 1635 and commemorates the recapture of the Brazilian port of Salvador da Bahia from the Dutch by Fadrique Álvarez de Toledo y Mendoza in May 1625 and its return to the Portuguese Empire. Originally in the Salón de Reinos for which it was painted, it is now in the Prado Museum.

The painting avoids triumphalism and shows the suffering of war. In the right background Fadrique Álvarez beckons to an allegorical portrait of Philip III of Portugal trampling War, Wrath and Heresy and being crowned with laurels by Victoria and the Conde-Duque de Olivares. In front of the portrait are men celebrating the victory, but in the rest of the foreground is the aftermath of the battle, with men, women and children surrounding, helping and watching a wounded soldier, embodying Piety, Charity and Suffering.

External links

  • Page on the Prado website
  • Page on artehistoria
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.