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Picture Books of the Past: Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra

Enjoy this series of segments highlighting Picture Books of the Past: Reading Old Master Paintings, a loan exhibition of 60+ works from the M&G collection. The exhibit has traveled to The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D. C. and the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida.

Did you ever wonder why Old Master portraits of St. John the Baptist include an elegant red drape over his traditional animal skin garment?  View the video to explore this question.