Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse replicates a scene from the work entitled «Felipe III on horseback», painted by Diego R. de Silva y Velázquez in 1634-5. The painting is housed in the Prado Museum.
This coin with a face value of 50 euros depicts on the reverse the painting «The Spinners or The Fable of Arachne», created around 1657 by Diego R. de Silva y Velázquez. The painting is housed in the Prado Museum.
A brief annotation
First issue of series entitled «Treasures in Spanish Museums». The coins that comprise this series illustrate classic works of art that are housed in our country's museums. In this instance, all the works represented form part of the holdings of the Prado Museum. This Set is composed of five coins, each one recreating a painting by Durer, Velazquez, Rafael, Titian or Vicente Lopez.