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2328 vellón reales (billon reales). Goya and the origins of the Banco de España collection

Portrait of Jose de Toro y Zambrano, by Francisco de Goya © Banco de España

The exhibition features core pieces from the classic collection of the Banco de España and covers its first 100 years of collecting. It marks the inauguration of the Banco de España exhibition hall at its headquarters in Cibeles, in the heart of Madrid's Paseo del Arte.

A total of 28 paintings, seven pieces of decorative arts, a sculpture, a drawing and 96 documents from the Historical Archive and the Banco de España Library make up this review of the entity's first century of collecting. Of particular note is the gallery of portraits of directors and historical figures linked to the bank (among which are ten Goya portraits), a fascinating collection of clocks and elements of decorative arts such as furniture and silverware, and the exhibition of share certificates, publications and other securities issued by the bank, which includes the first Spanish banknotes.

The name of the exhibition is a reference to the payment made to Goya for his portrait of the first director of the Banco de San Carlos (the entity´s original institution).

General information

Dates
Oct 14, 2021 to Feb 26, 2022
Theme
Decorative arts, Documentation, Painting

Category
Exhibition



Location and contact

Venue
Bank of Spain

Calle de Alcalá 48
28014 Madrid
Madrid
Telephone  +34 913385000
E-mail  turismo@esmadrid.com
Website  http://www.esmadrid.com/informacion-turistica/banco-de-espana

Contact details
Website  http://coleccion.bde.es/wca/es/


Practical information

Timetables

Tuesday to Saturday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rates

Free admission

Reserva necesaria

Reservations
Website  http://coleccion.bde.es/wca/es/

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