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Lecture: Francisco de Zurbarán and the Viceroyalty of Peru

23 Nov 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Luis Vives Hall



Spanish Golden Age painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664), had a prolonged relationship with the Americas, specifically the Viceroyalty of Perú. Despite not having travelled outside of Spain, Zurbarán destined many of his paintings overseas, from Seville’s port.

Aided by his workshop, they produced paintings for the recently founded America convents whereas others were sold at the open market. Since Zurbarán had relatives in Lima, most of his production was destined to this city, which currently houses the largest corpus of Zurbarán and workshop paintings in Latin America.

This talk will consider the collection and reception of these paintings in the Viceroyalty of Perú.

Akemi Luisa Herráez Vossbrink is been awarded the Nigel Glendinning PhD Studentship in Spanish Studies from King’s College. Akemi’s thesis will examine the New World reception of the Spanish seventeenth-century artist Francisco de Zurbarán’s oeuvre.

Akemi’s PhD follows a Graduate Internship at the Getty Museum’s Paintings Curatorial Department.  Research for her master’s degree at Edinburgh University focused on cross-border encounters in Spanish Orientalism and Islamic art.

Please note that booking is essential for this event. RSVP to susanruddwilson@sky.com

This event has been organised by ARTES Iberian & Latin American Visual Culture Group in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom.


Luis Vives Hall
Embassy of Spain 39, Chesham Place
London, United Kingdom
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