Discover the artists that enliven the walls of Llotja de Mar.
(Barcelona,1772- Barcelona, 1844)
One of the renowned Catalan stage designers. He specialised in allegorical and historical paintings and urban embellishment for visits by important personalities to Barcelona. He worked as a stage designer for numerous theatres the length and breadth of Catalonia between the years 1815 and 1840.
Pere Pau Muntanya
(Barcelona, 1749 - Barcelona, 1803)
One of the Catalan baroque painters, a disciple of Josep Llanes. Muntanya was the head of the Board of Trade's School of Noble Arts for several years and was tasked with the 1802 plan to embellish the building in the run-up to the royal visit to Barcelona by Charles IV and Maria Lluïsa de Parma.
Here you will find the wall paintings that confer a unique value on the rooms of Llotja de Mar.
The Allegory of Royal Power (Pere Pau Muntanya)
The Allegory of Royal Power is a tribute to Charles III, who approved the creation of the Three Bodies of Trade and the assignment of Casa Llotja de Mar to the Catalan world of commerce.
The Allegory of Monarchy and Fame (Pere Pau Muntanya)
The ceiling of the former secretary’s office of the Board of Trade is home to this work, framed by a gilded edging.
The Allegory of Monarchy, Time and Life (Pere Pau Muntanya)
This work covers the ceiling of the office of the president of the Chamber of Commerce. Three figures are distinguished in the composition: the matron (the monarchy), a half-naked woman (life) and an old man (Time).
The Board of Trade, Protector of the Port of Barcelona (Pere Pau Muntanya)
In this oil painting, the Board of Trade is personified by the goddess Minerva, protectress of the arts and sciences.
The Allegory of the Board of Trade (Bonaventura Planella)
This work occupies the ceiling in the Lucretia Hall. In the centre of the composition, on a cloud, are two luxuriously attired female figures, one standing and the other seated on a throne.
A collection of portraits of illustrious characters who changed the course of Catalan history.