There are only two known self-portraits by Spanish master Murillo, and this small exhibition will re-unite them for the first time in three hundred years.
Bartolome Esteban Murillo was one of the most celebrated painters of Spain's Golden Age, best-known for his religious paintings and depictions of street children. He was also a talented portraitist, and the two known self portraits show him in his thirties and maybe twenty years older.
Also included in the exhibition will be another ten works by Murillo and other artists, who's reproduction of the two self-portraits reflect their fame throughout Europe.
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