A new frame for The Spinners by Velázquez


A new frame for The Spinners is in place thanks to a generous grant from the American Express Foundation to American Friends in support of the project.

The specifically designed installation addresses all the needs of the painting, recovering the original composition as created by Velázquez by hiding later additions which distort the perception of the work.


The frame incorporates a features for preventative conservation and elements that protect the canvas in case of emergency.

American Friends thanks the generosity and sensitivity of American Express to support historic heritage and best presentation of the Prado's magnificent permanent collection.