Spain’s Prado Museum calls on public to help identify landscape in painting

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PAINTING MYSTERY: The Prado Museum asked the public to help it identify the scene in Riancho’s painting. Credit: Prado Museum/Luis Collantes, via Twitter

SPAIN’S national art museum has called on the public to help find a place depicted in one of its paintings.

Researchers at the Prado Museum in Madrid appealed to people to help find what is featured in Cantabrian painter Agustin Riancho’s Landscape.

The appeal was picked up by Andalucia-based Palaeontology student Luis Collantes who retweeted it.

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The post later went viral and several Twitter users suggested it depicted the Saja Valley in Cantabria.


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Collantes said it could also show the Salto del Gitano in Extremadura’s Monfrague National Park.

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Other suggestions included the River Esla in Castila y Leon, the River Cabriel in Castilla-La Mancha, Aliaga in Aragon and the Despeñaperros Natural Park in Jaen Province, Andalucia.

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