El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid: the library frescoes
|Architect/Designer||Herrera, Juan de (1530-1597)|
|Toledo, Juan Bautista de (c. 1515-1567)|
|City||San Lorenzo de El Escorial|
|Library Reference||Benton 89-09-10|
|Credit||Tim Benton / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Colleges ; Palaces ; Frescoes ; Monasteries & convents ; Churches ; Libraries|
NOTES: El Escorial is a complex of buildings comprising a monastery, basilica, college and royal palace. It was begun in 1563 by Juan Bautista de Toledo and completed in 1584 after his death by the architect Juan de Herrera. The library frescoes depicting the arts are by Tibaldi.
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