Visitors to the Prado Museum can see today what was the private room of the kings of Spain at the Museo del Prado, called Cabinet of Rest of Their Majesties. On the occasion of Bicentennial of the art gallery and under curatorship of Pedro J. Martínez Plaza, the people in charge of the institution and its curators and restorers have reconstructed this space in room 39 of the Villanueva building where only the royal family and the directors of the museum could enter and contemplate the fifty pictures displayed there: mostly portraits of the own dynasty plus some still lifes and landscapes of rather decorative purpose.
Next to the cabinet, a small adjoining room, visible through a glass, contains the luxurious original toilet that in that room he used Fernando VII -Made with mahogany and rosewood, velvet and golden bronze- as well as separate urinals masculine and feminine in charge to the Real Factory of the Moncloa.
The exhibition of Room 39 contains 44 of the 54 paintings with which, under reign and by order of Fernando VII, the cabinet was inaugurated in the year 1828. The family of Felipe V, of Louis-Michel van Loo, of more than 5 by 4 meters, occupies the center of the central wall of the space.
Jura of Fernando VII (Luis Paret and Alcázar), The Infanta María Josefa de Borbón (Lorenzo Tiepolo), Carlos IV de Borbón (Tiepolo), María Luis de Braganza (Bernardo López Piquer) or Philip of France, I Duke of Orleans (Jean Nocret) are some of the most outstanding canvases.
The sample can be seen until November 24.