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The Óscar Alzaga Donation

Andrés Úbeda, Deputy Director at the Prado Museum, comments the exhibition The Óscar Alzaga Donation.

The outstanding quality of the Óscar Alzaga Villaamil donation makes it a significant addition to the Museo Nacional del Prado’s collection.

The donation comprises 7 paintings encompassing a broad chronological span, from the late 16th to the mid-19th centuries, by artists from Spain, Italy and Bohemia. All of them were painted in Spain with the exception of the Ligozzi, but four were acquired abroad by the donor, for which reason their entry into the Prado’s collection represents an important enrichment of Spain’s national artistic heritage.

For the first time, the Museo Nacional del Prado is exhibiting the 6 paintings that entered its collections last March thanks to the generous donation made by Óscar Alzaga Villaamil, which also included a financial contribution that has been used to acquire the Portrait of Manuela Isidra Téllez-Girón by Agustín Esteve, also included in this exhibition.

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