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Norton Simon Museum

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Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum, located in Pasadena, California, is renowned worldwide for its private art collection. Situated just steps away from the Old Pasadena district, known for its shops and restaurants, and only ten miles from downtown Los Angeles, the museum showcases an assortment of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century, as well as South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Approximately 1,000 works from the permanent collection of 12,000 objects are on view in the Norton Simon Museum’s galleries and sculpture garden throughout the year.

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Spanish collection

The following 13 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the Norton Simon Museum:

The Crucifixion and Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels

by Juan Rexach, circa 1465–1470

Medium
Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Dimensions
68-1/2 x 38-1/2 in (174.0 x 97.8 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

15th century

Saint John the Baptist

by Pedro Fernando, circa 1509–1510

Medium
Oil on panel
Dimensions
Painted surface: 62-1/4 x 21 in (158.1 x 53.3 cm); panel: 62-1/4 x 26-3/4 in (189.2 x 87.6 x 8.3 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

16th century

The Sense of Touch

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1615–1616

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
45-5/8 x 34-3/4 in (115.9 x 88.3 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

17th century

The Birth of the Virgin

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1627

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
55-1/2 x 42-3/4 in (141 x 108.6 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

17th century

Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1633

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
24-1/2 x 43-1/8 in (62.2 x 109.5 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

17th century

Saint Francis in Prayer

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1638–1639

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
46-1/4 x 35-1/2 in (117.5 x 90.2 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

17th century

The Birth of St. John the Baptist

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, circa 1655

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
57-3/4 x 74-1/8 in (146.7 x 188.3 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

17th century

Saint Thomas of Villanueva Giving Alms to the Poor

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1665–1670

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
52-1/8 x 30 in (132.4 x 76.2 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

17th century

She Is Bashful About Undressing, Leave Me in Peace (tiene cortedad de desnudarse, bayá estese V. quieto)

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1796–1797

Medium
Brush and carbon black ink wash on laid paper
Dimensions
Image: 7-5/8 x 5 in (19.5 x 12.7 cm); sheet: 9-1/8 x 5-5/8 in (23.2 x 14.2 cm)
Credits
Norton Simon Art Foundation

18th century

Saint Jerome in Penitence

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1798

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
75-1/8 x 45 in (190.8 x 114.3 cm)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

18th century

There They Go Plucked (i.e. Fleeced) (Ya van desplumados) from Los Caprichos

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1798

Medium
Etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint on laid paper
Dimensions
Before letters and number, plate: 21.5 x 15 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in); sheet: 31.4 x 21.5 cm (12 3/8 x 8 7/16 in)
Credits
The Norton Simon Foundation

18th century

Doña Francisca Vicenta Chollet y Caballero

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1806

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall: 40 1/2 in x 31 7/8 in
Credits
Norton Simon Art Foundation

19th century

Still Life with a Poem

by Juan Gris, 1915

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
31-3/4 x 25-1/2 in (80.6 x 64.8 cm)
Credits
Norton Simon Art Foundation

20th century