The design by Agustín Querol

Agustín Querol in his studio, working on the model for the pediment decoration for the Palace of the National Library and Museums (Photo archive of the IPCE. Conde de Palentinos Archive)

Another salient aspect was the sculptural decoration of the pediment on the National Library facade, which according to the specifications was to depict the sciences, arts and letters flourishing under the auspices of peace. Contrary to the preferences of the academy members, the ministry chose the design by A. Querol.

The Palace of the Library and Museums