The Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso, known as La Granja, became the summer residence of the Kings of Spain from the 1720s during the reign of Philip V. The palace is in a restrained Baroque style, surrounded by extensive gardens in the formal Jardin à la française style with twenty-six sculptural fountains. All of the fountains represent themes from classical mythology, including Greek deities, allegories and scenes from myths. For Sorolla, the play of light on the scintillating surfaces of the fountain pools provided an abundance of subjects, which he captured as luminous impressions like the present one. Others in the series of fountain pictures include Fuente de Neptuno and Fuente de la Selva.
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