Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto.
1572-1575. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. More. [Order a Print]
Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto
was commissioned by Philip II as a dual commemoration of the victory in the Battle of Lepato on October 7, 1571, and the birth of crown Prince Ferdinand on December 5, 1571 (died in 1578). The naval battle appears in the background. The king in the foreground takes his son in his arms and offers him to the to a winged victory