"Sir," said Monte Cristo to him, "I do not recommend my pictures to you, who possess such splendid paintings; but, nevertheless, here are two by Hobbema, a Paul Potter, a Mieris, two by Gerard Douw, a Raphael, a Vandyke, a Zurbaran
, and two or three by Murillo, worth looking at."
It was Bishop Trevor - Bishop of Durham from 1752-71 - who in 1756 bought Jacob and his Twelve Sons, a series of full-length portraits by Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbaran
, to hang at his official residence.
Instead, just over 50 oils and works on paper by Morandi, spread across three modest rooms, are interspersed with a smattering of paintings by Zurbaran
and other painters of the Spanish Golden Age, by Giuseppe Maria Crespi and other Italian artists, and by Chardin.
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He has previously hit the headlines for his charitable donations, which make him one of the country's leading philanthropists and has seen him buy Auckland Castle and the Zurbaran
paintings inside it.
The air was definitely much cooler and fresher than around crowded Zurbaran
Street, where my parents had rented an apartment unit before building the house.
It's impossible to know if Francisco de Zurbaran
was thinking about the 150th anniversary of the expulsion of the Jews when he created a highly unusual 13-canvas series of the biblical Jacob and his 12 sons, a series upon which Zurbaran
(1598-1664) worked between 1640 and 1645.
These included Francisco de Zurbaran
's David with the Head of Goliath, El Greco's The Coronation of the Virgin, Veronese's Venice Adoring the Christ Child, Francois Boucher's Apotheosis of Aeneas, and a pair of Franz Hals portraits.
MAJORCA May 30 three nights at the three-star Sercotel Zurbaran
, room onlyPS369.