The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, which is the first publication on the holdings of the Museum’s Library. With 103 pages and 82 illustrations, it includes three introductory texts: “Early publications in the Library of the Museo del Prado: the formation of a collection”, by Javier Docampo, Head of the Library, Archive and Documentation Department of the Museum and curator of the exhibition; “The wide Horizons of Art Literature in the Golden Age” by Javier Portús, Head of Spanish Painting up to 1700 at the Museo del Prado; and “A brief Apology for Anecdote, or Vasari and literary Tradition” by José Riello, a member of the Museum’s Publication Department. In addition it has individual entries on the 40 items on display, written by the above-mentioned authors and by José Manuel Matilla, Head of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum, Javier de Blas, a member of that department, Ascensión Hernández, librarian at the UNED, and Elena Vázquez, a researcher at the Universidad Complutense.
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