Museum of Zaragoza – III (Any Other Art)

Despite the museum didn’t look big, there was plenty of other stuff there, too. These later pieces I had to skim through, only picking something interesting (or ‘apparently important’, such as the works by Goya, whom I don’t really like). But Goya is everywhere in the city (he was born not far from here), and thus the museum has a large collection of his works, too.

This monument is not in the museum, but in the city:

while  this sculpture is, and it opens a few halls with the work of this Spanish master:

I didn’t know this work, but it is quite logical to assume that the painter who lived and worked in Zaragoza (including the work done for the Basilica of Mary on the Pillar) would create a work or two with the Mary, and the pillar. This one is of 1775:


There were many more of his graphic works presented there but I took the picture of the only one with a mirror, the famous Hasta la muerta (Till Death) (1799):

Then of course few of his Kings and Queens:

Carlos IV (1789)


Fernando VII (1815)


Maria Louisa (1789)

Duke de San Carlos (1815)

This one I think is one of the early Goya’s works too, but I am not 100% sure:

A very bizarre work called Spanish School (c. 1780-85), apparently criticising the practice of corporal punishment:


Just to give some idea about the context:

This was the first new work with a mirror in it I found in the museum:

Rafael Hidalgo de Caviedes – Portrait of a Lady (with self-portrait in a mirror) (c.1896)


Eduardo Chicharro y Agüera – Portrait of Painter’s Mother (c.1900)


I took pictures of only a handful of works, there were many more there, mostly by the local painters of 19-20 centuries:

Although I was puzzled with some names – this work, Portrait of Doña Isabel Cistué y Nieto (1895) is by Henry Humphry Moore, an American painter. How comes that his work ended up in Zaragoza? Did he live there?

This was an interesting work – and the last mirror I found there:

Antonio Muñoz DegrainExam on Doctrina Christina (1876)


The latest works I found dated to 1930s (so soon to be century-old).

Francisco Marín Bagüés – El Ebro (1934)


and La jota (1932)


There was also very interesting temporary exhibition there, on the influence of European style on Japanese art of 19-20 century, but we really didn’t have time to look at the works properly:

The view on the inner yard in the night:

And my poor effort to capture the moon:

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