Francisco de Zurbarán at Sotheby’s New York
The exhibition shows works from the Auckland Castle’s Spanish Gallery belonging to The Auckland Project.
The Auckland Project is an inspiring initiative to use culture and heritage as a catalyst for regeneration and to reinvigorate the town of Bishop Auckland, England. It showcases a permanent collection of artworks at the Auckland Castle.
Among these artworks are Spanish Old Master paintings such as Zurbarán’s Jacob and his Twelve Sons, an impressive series of paintings by Spanish master painter Francisco de Zurbarán, which are hanged in the castle’s Long Dining Room. Representing the 12 tribes of Israel, they have silently pleaded the case for political, social and religious tolerance since their purchase by Bishop Trevor in 1756. Sotheby’s New York brings together these outstanding Spanish Old Master paintings acquired by The Auckland Project through Sotheby’s.