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Los tres mulatos de Esmeraldas

  • Los tres mulatos de Esmeraldas

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This is a painting entitled “The Mulatto Gentlemen of Esmeraldas” from Spanish America. The painting was made in 1599 by a relatively well-known indigenous painter who was working in Quito at the time, a man named Andrés Sánchez Gallque. The small plaque on the painting in the gold frame with the writing over on the far right explains that the painting was commissioned by an official working in Quito as a gift to Philip the Third, the King of Spain. So, the painting was made as a kind of gift, perhaps a coronation gift, for the King of Spain.

Andrés Sánchez Galque, Los tres mulatos de Esmeraldas, 1599, Museo del Prado.

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