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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682)

Two Women at a Window • c. 1655–60 • Oil on canvas • National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Widener Collection • Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art   •  •  •  • 
Two Women at a Window
c. 1655–60
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Widener Collection
Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682) : Paintings from American Collections
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
The first comprehensive retrospective exhibition in the United States of the paintings of the Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682). Murillo was, during the 18th and 19th centuries, one of the most famous of western European artists. He spent his entire, very productive life in his native Seville, where he created great numbers of religious paintings for the churches and monasteries, as well as for a circle of admiring private patrons. The exhibition features over 30 paintings from religious subjects to scenes of everyday life and portraits. Murillo's fame reached its peak in 18th-century England and continued into the 19th century. That century was a period of particular interest in Spanish culture, even outside of Spain: In the mid-19th century, King Louis Philippe's large collection of Spanish paintings was on display at the Louvre.

A fully illustrated catalogue has been published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with the Kimbell Art Museum where the show was first on view last spring.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Web Site

Contact: Tel: (1) 323 857 60 00

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