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"Tesoros de la Hispanic Society of America" Catalogue

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Tesoros de la Hispanic Society of America, held at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, between April 4th and September 10th 2017. For the first time, these 200 great works are exhibited together out of the American institution.

448 pages

24 x 30 cm

Paperback

Spanish

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This exhibition and the catalogue present more than 200 works from the holdings of the Hispanic Society of America in New York. Founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955), a passionate collector and Hispanic art enthusiast, the Hispanic Society houses the most important collections of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American art to be found outside the Iberian Peninsula.

The selection of works includes some of the most celebrated objects from the Hispanic Society’s collections, including archaeological items, Islamic art and Spanish medieval art, works from the Spanish Golden Age, examples of Latin American colonial period and 19th-century art, and Spanish paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The exhibition catalogue has been written in collaboration with recognized specialists.  The text by Mitchell A. Codding, Director of the Hispanic Society and Curator of the exhibition, revolves around the figure of Archer Milton Huntington and the origins of The Hispanic Society of America under the title Visions of the Hispanic World:  Archer M. Huntington and the Hispanic Society, Museum and Library.

Two other essays are included, the first by María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco, recounts the history of collecting Spanish art in America:  Discoveries.  American collectors and Spanish art:  Histories of an attraction.  The second, written by Patrick Lenaghan, narrates the story of Huntington’s relationship with Sorolla and Zuloaga:  A picture of Spain:  Huntington, Sorolla and Zuloaga in The Hispanic Society of America.

The catalogue entries were prepared by Constancio del Álamo, Marcus B. Burke, Mitchell A. Codding, Patrick Lenaghan, Margaret E. Connors McQuade and John O’Neill, curators of The Hispanic Society of America.