El Greco
El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos)
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)
Ignacio Zuloaga
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
Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida
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
Francisco de Zurbarán
Francisco de Zurbarán
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.
Bartolomé Estebán Murillo
Bartolomé Estebán Murillo
Spanish, 1618-1682
The Virgin and Christ Child with Saint Rose of Palermo (La Virgen y El Niño con Santa Rosa de Palermo), ca. 1670
Oil on canvas, h. 74 13/16 in. (190 cm); w. 57 7/8 in. (147 cm)
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 296 (1968.2)
Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya
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

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

A Tricentennial Exhibition

June 23–September 16, 2018 

Cowden Gallery
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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 will feature more than forty masterpieces of Spanish painting drawn from major collections in Madrid—including the Prado, San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts Museum, and the Reina Sofia—complemented by a select group of works from American museums. The exhibition will only be seen in San Antonio, and many of the works of art have never been on view in the United States.

“By bringing together paintings from different collections, 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.”


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


 Manuel Cabral y Aguado Bejarano (Spanish, 1827–1891), Alfonsito Cabral with a Puro (Alfonsito Cabral con puro), 1865, Oil on canvas, h. 49 ­/‑ in. (125 cm); w. 39 ‑ 8 in. (100 cm), Museo del Romanticismo, Madrid, inv. CE0904, Photography by Pablo Linés Viñuales

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