Past Exhibition

Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid

June 23–September 16, 2018

Cowden Gallery

Ignacio Zuloaga (Spanish, 1870–1945), Young Village Bullfighters (Torerillos de pueblo), 1906, Oil on canvas, h. 77 9/16 in. (197 cm); w. 60 5/8 in. (154 cm), Colección Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, AS0819 © 2018 Estate of Ignacio Zuloaga, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. © Photographic Archives Museo Nacional


El Greco. Velázquez. Goya. Sorolla. Picasso... These are just some of the Spanish masters whose paintings are included in Spain: 500 Years of Spanish Painting from the Museums of Madrid. This Tricentennial exhibition features works from Madrid's most important museums—including the Prado, the Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza—complemented by a select group of works from American museums. This exhibition will only be seen in San Antonio, and many of the works have never been on view in the United States.

"By bringing together paintings from different collections and periods, Spain offers a dynamic narrative," said Chief Curator William Keyse Rudolph, PhD, the exhibition's co-curator. "From devotional works that demonstrate the dominance of the Catholic Church at the end of the Middle ages to cosmopolitan paintings from the dawn of the twentieth century, visitors will see the beauty of Spanish painting and its legacy."

This exhibition is organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art and undertaken with the support of the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport in Madrid.

This exhibition is made possible by Bank of America. 

It is generously funded by Carlos and Malú Alvarez, American Airlines Cargo, The Brown Foundation, the Elizabeth Huth Coates Foundation of 1992, the Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation, and Christie’s Appraisals, Inc.

This exhibition is supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and an indemnity from the Federal Council of the Arts and the Humanities.

Exhibition Gallery

Coello, Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia

Alonso Sánchez Coello (Spanish, ca. 1531–1588), The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia, 1579, Oil on canvas, h. 45 11/16 in. (116 cm); w. 40 3/16 in. (102 cm), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, P01137 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

El Greco, The Annunciation

El Greco (Greek, active Spain, 1541–1614), The Annunciation (La Anunciación), ca. 1596–1600, Oil on canvas, h. 44 7/8 in. (114 cm); w. 26 3/8 in. (67 cm), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 171 (1954.1)

Zurbarán, Saint Isabel of Portugal

Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664), Saint Isabel of Portugal, ca. 1635, Oil on canvas, h. 72 7/16 in. (184 cm); w. 38 9/16 in. (98 cm), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid P01239 © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

Goya, Manuel Godoy as Prince of the Peace

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), Manuel Godoy as Prince of the Peace (Manuel Godoy como principe de la Paz), 1801, Oil on canvas, h. 38 3/16 in. (97 cm); w. 28 3/4 in. (73 cm), Museo de la Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, inv. 670

Madrazo, The Young Marchioness of Roncali

Luis de Madrazo y Kuntz (Spanish, 1825–1897), The Young Marchioness of Roncali (Cristina de Roncali y Gaviria, la pequeña marquesa de Roncali), 1858, Oil on canvas, h. 25 13/16 in. (65.5 cm); w. 31 1/2 in. (80 cm), Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid. Inv. 3567 © Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid.

Cabral, Alfonsito Cabral with a Cigar

Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano (Spanish, 1828–1891), Alfonsito Cabral with a Cigar (Alfonsito Cabral con puro), 1865, Oil on canvas, h. 49 3/16 in. (125 cm); w. 39 3/8 in. (100 cm), Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid, CE0904, Photography by Pablo Linés Viñuales

Rusiñol, Green Wall. Sa Coma, V

Santiago Rusiñol (Spanish, 1861–1931) Green Wall. Sa Coma, V (Muralla verde. Sa Coma, V), 1904, Oil on canvas, h. 37 3/8 in. (95 cm); w. 41 5/16 in. (105 cm), Colección Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, AS11700

Sorolla, Bath Time

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863–1923), Bath Time, Valencia (La hora del baño, Valencia), 1909, Oil on canvas, h. 59 in. (149.9 cm); w. 59 1/4 in. (150.5 cm), Fundación Museo Sorolla, Madrid, 00835

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