Κυριακή, 2 Απριλίου 2017

Hispanic art treasures to shine at Madrid's Prado Museum

The painting of Diego Velazquez, "Gaspar de Guzman"
is among 200 works from the Hispanic Society of America

What began more than a century ago as one man's passion for all things Spanish, has become the world's largest collection of Hispanic art outside Spain - and now part of it is going on display in the country for the first time.

Masterpieces from the 18,000 - work collection founded by American philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington go on display at Madrid's Prado Museum from Tuesday.

The exhibit opens with a portrait of the collector himself, painted in the 1920s when he was in his 50s, wearing a thin moustache and reserved air that belied an obsession nourished since childhood for the literature and art of Spain and its imperial lands.


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