Murillo : The Self Portraits

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Spanish Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, 1617 – 1682) was one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age (1492 – 1681). He is known both for his religious paintings and realistic portraits of common people.

Murillo : The Self Portraits

Murillo : The Self-Portraits brings together Murillo’s two known self-portraits. One is owned by The Frick, the other by The National Gallery, London. The exhibition includes fifteen other works by Murillo and reproductions that show the artist’s popularity and influence.

Murillo : The Self-Portraits is at The Frick Collection in Manhattan’s Upper East Side from November 1, 2017 through February 4, 2018 when it moves to London’s National Gallery.

The exhibition includes a lost Murillo portrait of Diego Ortiz de Zúñiga (1633 – 1680). The portrait was long thought to be a copy of the lost portrait. At a recent restoration, it was discovered to be original. Zúñiga was a Sevillian aristocrat.

The exhibition has been extended through February 11, 2018.


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