Tag Archives: History of Collecting

Exhibition: Ceán Bermúdez, Art Historian & Collector

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Ceán Bermúdez (1749-1829), historiador de arte y coleccionista ilustrado
Biblioteca Nacional de España in association with the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica
Madrid, 20 May – 11 September

Survey of the life and works of this Enlightenment art historian and collector, uniting158 items mainly drawn from the collections of the BNE, but also including paintings, drawings and manuscripts from other collections. Among the artworks shown are Goya’s portraits of Ceán Bermúdez of c.1786 and 1798-99, Goya’s unpublished illustrations for the art historian’s Diccionario of Spanish artists, and Rembrandt’s Abraham, Hagar and Ishmael of 1637, from his collection.

Exhibition catalogue, link here.

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Lecture: The Ceramics Collection of the Portuguese Royal Family (Wallace Collection, London)

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Lecture
The Ceramics Collection of the Portuguese Royal Family: the King Consort’s Collection
By Maria de Jesus Monge, Director of the Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança, Vila Viço
Wallace Collection, London
Monday, 28 September, 5:30 – 6:30PM

Admission free.

Exhibition: Collecting the Arts of Mexico (New York)

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Collecting the Arts of Mexico

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Exhibition: July 17, 2015–August 7, 2016

Includes five recently acquired eighteenth-century paintings on copper by the Mexican artist Nicolás Enríquez for a Spanish patron.

CFP: The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now (London, 2016)

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Call for Papers:
The Art Market, Collectors and Agents: Then and Now
London, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House
13 June 2016
Deadline: 30 July 2015

Proposals should be c 350 words and sent with a short CV to Susan Bracken schbracken@btopenworld.com and Adriana Turpin turpinadriana@hotmail.com with cc to collecting_display@hotmail.com

Our usual July conference date has been shifted to complement the conference being held by Christie’s to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the auction house on 14 and 15 July 2016.

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Exhibition: Dibujos españoles en la Hamburger Kunsthalle, Prado, Madrid

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Previously on display as The Grand Gesture: Drawings from Murillo to Goya from the Hamburger Kunsthalle, at the Meadows Museum, Dallas, this exhibition has moved to the  Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
A significant percentage of the collection, acquired for the Kunsthalle’s Kupferstichkabinett  (Department of Prints, Drawings and Photography) by its first Director, Alfred Lichtwark (1852-1914), is on view.
The exhibition is accompanied by a complete catalogue of all the drawings in the collection, written by Jens Hoffman-Samland with the collaboration of María Cruz de Carlos Varona, Gabriele Fialdi, José Manuel Matilla, Manuela Mena and Gloria Solache, curators at the Museo del Prado.
The exhibition has been co-organized by the Meadows Museum, SMU; the Museo Nacional del Prado; the Hamburger Kunsthalle; the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica; and the Center for Spain in America.