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Luis de Góngora's Works

  • Works of Luis de Góngora. Madrid © Biblioteca Nacional de España

    Works of Luis de Góngora. Madrid © Biblioteca Nacional de España

     
  

Category

Manuscript

Date

1628

Cultural background

Golden Age

Original title

Obras de D. Luis de Góngora
Spanish National Library
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

Manuscript copy of Góngora's poems by Antonio Chacón, with whom the author probably collaborated. It is an essential document to transmit the work by this writer.

Góngora was not interested in having his poems printed and did not keep the autographs of his texts. However, thanks to this copy, known as "Chacón's manuscript", an organised, reliable and polished set of Góngora's poems was achieved, with the exact date of each one of the texts. It is also a masterpiece of calligraphy from the Golden Age.

Antonio Chacón selected a high quality bone-coloured parchment and hired a splendid calligrapher and an expert illustrator. The result was so satisfactory that it was deemed fit for the person for whom it was made - the Count-Duke of Olivares. There was no more news of the manuscript until the bibliophile and scholar Pascual de Gayangos purchased all three volumes in 1857.
 

Details of the work

Object
Manuscript

Dimensions
260 cm x 180 cm; 3 vol.

  

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