Murillo: The Self Portraits

This exhibition runs from Wed, 28th Feb 2018 to Mon, 21st May 2018. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Wed,
28th Feb 2018  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
Thu,
1st Mar 2018  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
2nd Mar 2018  
(10am - 9pm)
Sat,
3rd Mar 2018  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
4th Mar 2018  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
5th Mar 2018  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
6th Mar 2018  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 28th Feb 2018

Cost: Free of Charge


he only known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, reunited for the first time in over three hundred years

One of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo is well known for his religious paintings and his extraordinary depictions of street children. He was also an ingenious portraitist, although this aspect of his oeuvre is less studied.

Marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, the exhibition reunites the two known ‘Self Portraits’ by the artist: one of Murillo in his thirties from the Frick Collection, New York (about 1650–5) and the other from the National Gallery Collection showing him about twenty years older.

With approximately ten additional works, including other paintings by Murillo and later reproductions of the two self-portraits that reflect their fame in Europe, ‘Murillo: The Self Portraits’ presents an exciting opportunity to appreciate this leading figure in Spanish 17th-century art in a new light.


Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

National Gallery,

Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

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