Christmas in Madrid
At Christmas, in the house of Doña Lucrecia de Haro, near El Prado, her guests seek refuge from the cold of the capital city. To spend the Easter Holidays, each one of them will tell a story that will introduce us to the sentimental imagery of the controversial golden age, from the nicest and the tamest perspective of everyday nature.
Written by Mariana de Carvajal y Saavedra
Anna Rossetti's version
Illustrated by Ines Vilpi
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Mariana de Carvajal and Saavedra
She was born in Jaén, in the early 17th century. Among the few and contradictory data of her biography, it is certain that at a very young age she moved to Granada, where she married. When her husband was appointed an official of the Treasury Council, the family moved to Madrid, but when she was widowed, she was left in charge of 9 children and suffered serious financial difficulties. She ended up returning to Granada where she died in 1664.
She was born in Jaén in 1962. With a degree in Teaching, she decided to leave her teaching job to dedicate herself fully to art. She has participated in courses and travelling group exhibitions and has organized art workshops for children as well as children's art exhibitions.
She has extensive publications as an illustrator and not only books but also posters.