13 Dec 2005-12 March 2006. To celebrate the centenary of a bequest made to the Prado in 1904 by Ramn de Errazu, a wealthy art collector based in Paris, the museum is holding an exhibition of the 25 works donated, which became part of the museums collection in 1905. The 20 oils and 5 watercolours represent the work of some of the most important Spanish artists of the day, all of whom were friends and contemporaries of the collector. Ten works by Mariano Fortuny form the core of the exhibition, with major compositions including Nude on the Beach at Portici and Elderly Nude in the Sun. A portrait of Ramn de Errazu from 1879 painted by Raimundo de Madrazo (1841-1920) is also part of the collection. Eight other works by Madrazo, who was Fortunys brother-in-law, and four paintings by Martin Rico (1833-1908) complete the Spanish part of the exhibition. The collection also comprises two paintings by leading French artists of the time; Jean Louis Meissonier (1815-1891) and Paul Baudry (1828-1886). Admission 6 concessions 3 Under 18s & over 65s free. Tues-Sun 9.00-20.00 24 & 31 Dec, 6 Jan 9.00-14.00. Closed 25 Dec & 1 Jan.
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19th Century Spanish Art at the Prado.
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