Museu de Arte Antiga’s new acquisition

CYRILLO VOLKMAR MACHADO (1748-1823), The Last Supper, pencil and ink on paper, 34 x 23 cm

The National Museum in Lisbon recently acquired an interesting drawing by Cyrillo Volkmar Machado, a study for an altar of the Church of São Sebastião da Pedreira. Not only is a wonderful piece which will complement the museum’s drawings collection but it is worth to note that it was acquired with funds provided by a private donor, rare rare thing in a country where gifts and patronage of museums seem almost non-existing, especially in the old masters and antiques world.


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