About #23 - 1,000 Pesetas Type 1880
Spain. Bank of Spain. 1880 (1883-1889) Issues. Date: 01.04.1880. Dimensions: 217 x 136 mm. Material: paper. Watermark: 1000. No security thread. 100,000 issued notes. Printer: Banco de España. Front and back printing in black, green and brown. Texts in Spanish. Description of the front: frame composed of continuous graphic patterns. On the left, a portrait of the 17th century Spanish baroque painter, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682). On the right from top to bottom, the black numbering repeated twice, the issuing institute "EL BANCO DE ESPAÑA", the words "Pagará al portador (will pay to the bearer)", the value in letters "MIL PESETAS", then the place and date of issue. Three signatures in black. Asingle combination of signatures with El Gobernador (The Governor), El Interventor (The Comptroller) and El Cajero (The Cashier). Security background with the value "1000" printed in green. Counterfoil on the left with “BANCO DE ESPAÑA” in vertical. Description of the back: frame composed of guilloche patterns in rehearsal. In the center, "The Fable of Arachne" known as "The Spinners", a painting by Diego Vélasquez around 1657 and part of the baroque artistic movement. It is visible at the Prado Museum in Madrid. No specimen known for the Type.