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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art serves as a center of visual art, education, and culture. Its collection of more than 150,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings spans the history of Western art. For the breadth, scope, and magnitude of its collections, the National Gallery is widely considered to be one of the greatest museums in the U.S., often ranking alongside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Of the top three art museums in the United States by annual visitors, it is the only one that has no admission fee. In 2021, it attracted more than 1,700,000 visitors, and ranked fifth on the list of most visited art museums in the world.

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Spanish collection

The following 20 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the National Gallery of Art:

Christ among the Doctors

by Master of the Catholic Kings, circa 1495–1497

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
136.2 x 93 cm (53 5/8 x 36 5/8 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

15th century

The Marriage at Cana

by Master of the Catholic Kings, circa 1495–1497

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
137.1 x 92.7 cm (54 x 36 1/2 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

15th century

The Temptation of Christ

by Juan de Flandes, circa 1500–1504

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
21.3 x 16 cm (8 3/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Credits
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund.

16th century

The Baptism of Christ

by Juan de Flandes, circa 1508–1519

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
125.3 x 81.1 cm (49 5/16 x 31 15/16 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

16th century

The Annunciation

by Juan de Flandes, circa 1508–1519

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
110.2 x 81 cm (43 3/8 x 31 7/8 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

16th century

The Nativity

by Juan de Flandes, circa 1508–1519

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
111.8 x 80.6 cm (44 x 31 3/4 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

16th century

The Adoration of the Magi

by Juan de Flandes, circa 1508–1519

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
126 x 82 cm (49 5/8 x 32 5/16 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

16th century

Laocoön

by El Greco, circa 1610–1614

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
137.5 x 172.5 cm (54 1/8 x 67 15/16 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

17th century

Head of a Man

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1620

Medium
Red chalk on laid paper
Dimensions
30.5 x 24.5 cm (12 x 9 5/8 in)
Credits
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund.

17th century

Still Life with Sweets and Pottery

by Juan van der Hamen y León, 1627

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
84.5 x 112.7 cm (33 1/4 x 44 3/8 in)
Credits
Samuel H. Kress Collection.

17th century

The Needlewoman

by Diego Velázquez, circa 1640–1650

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
74 x 60 cm (29 1/8 x 23 5/8 in)
Credits
Andrew W. Mellon Collection.

17th century

Two Women at a Window

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, circa 1655–1660

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
125.1 x 104.5 cm (49 1/4 x 41 1/8 in)
Credits
Widener Collection.

17th century

Saint John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz)

by Francisco Antonio Ruiz Gijón, 1675

Medium
Polychromed and gilded wood with sgraffitto decoration
Dimensions
167.96 x 93.35 x 74.3 cm (66 1/8 x 36 3/4 x 29 1/4 in)
Credits
Patrons’ Permanent Fund.

17th century

Virgin and Child

by Luisa Roldán (La Roldana), circa 1680–1686

Medium
Painted wood
Dimensions
56.52 × 24.45 × 16.99 cm (22 1/4 × 9 5/8 × 6 11/16 in)
Credits
Pepita Milmore Memorial Fund, Patrons’ Permanent Fund and William and Buffy Cafritz Family Sculpture Fund.

17th century

Still Life with Figs and Bread

by Luis Meléndez, 1770

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
47.6 x 34 cm (18 3/4 x 13 3/8 in)
Credits
Patrons’ Permanent Fund.

18th century

The Marquesa de Pontejos

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1786

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
210.3 x 127 cm (82 13/16 x 50 in)
Credits
Andrew W. Mellon Collection.

18th century

Brujas à volar (Witches Preparing to Fly)

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1796–1797

Medium
Brush and black ink and gray wash on laid paper
Dimensions
23.7 × 15 cm (9 5/16 × 5 7/8 in)
Credits
Woodner Collection.

18th century

Mascaras crueles (Cruel Masks)

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1796–1797

Medium
Brush and black ink and gray wash with scraping on laid paper
Dimensions
23.7 × 15 cm (9 5/16 × 5 7/8 in)
Credits
Woodner Collection.

18th century

Roma Caves

by Mariano Fortuny, 1871

Medium
Oil on wood
Dimensions
19.05 × 12.7 cm (7 1/2 × 5 in)
Credits
Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection).

19th century

Fantômas

by Juan Gris, 1915

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
59.8 x 73.3 cm (23 9/16 x 28 7/8 in)
Credits
Chester Dale Fund.

20th century