The Westmorland Treasure

Il tesoro della Westmorland I disegni predati del Grand Tour

The drawings taken from the Grand Tour
edited by Massimo Pulini and José Marìa Luzón

City Museum “L. Tonini” Long Sleeve

In 1778 a ship loaded with works of art, purchased by some English aristocrats who had completed the legendary Grand Tour, was seized by the French navy, escorted to Malaga and there that treasure was sold to King Charles III of Spain who destined it for Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid. For the first time, a selection of those works, drawings, engravings, books and musical scores that until now remained unknown to the general public will return to Italy.

Anonymous 18th century, View of the Arch of Tito Madrid, Real Academia de San Fernando.