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San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art has a vast collection of over 32,000 items from around the world, dating back to 3,000 B.C. It is renowned for its American, Asian, European, and Latin American art, but it is particularly famous for its Spanish old master paintings by El Greco, Goya, Ribera, Sanchez Cotán, and Zurbarán. The museum’s collection of Asian art includes some of the most significant pieces, including Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Buddhist sculpture from China and Japan, and South Asian paintings from Edwin Binney 3rd’s collection. Additionally, the Museum is home to one of the best collections of German Expressionism in the country.

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Spanish collection

The following 19 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the San Diego Museum of Art:

The Arrest of Santa Engracia

by Bartolomé Bermejo, circa 1474–1477

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
38 1/4 in x 21 3/16 in (97.16 cm x 53.82 cm)

15th century

The Crucifixion

by Martín Bernat, circa 1480–1490

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
58 in x 37 3/8 in (147.32 cm x 94.93 cm)

15th century

Portrait of a Spanish Prince (probably Philip II)

by Sofonisba Anguissola, circa 1573

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
23 1/4 in x 19 in (59.06 cm x 48.26 cm)

16th century

The Adoration of the Shepherds

by El Greco, circa 1576–1577

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
9 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in (24.13 cm x 19.69 cm)

16th century

The Penitent Saint Peter

by El Greco, circa 1590–1595

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
49 1/4 in x 42 3/8 in (125.1 cm x 107.63 cm)

16th century

Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber

by Juan Sánchez Cotán, circa 1602

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
27 1/8 in x 33 1/4 in (68.9 cm x 84.46 cm)

17th century

Susanna and the Elders

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1615

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
70 9/32 x 54 1/8 in (179 x 138 cm)

17th century

Saint Bartholomew

by Jusepe de Ribera, circa 1632

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
47 x 38 1/2 in (119 x 98 cm)

17th century

Agnus Dei (”Lamb of God”)

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1635–1640

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
14 in x 20 1/2 in (35.56 cm x 52.07 cm)

17th century

Saint Jerome

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1640–1645

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
73 in x 41 in (185.42 cm x 104.14 cm)

17th century

Christ the Redeemer

by Alonso Cano, circa 1645–1650

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
37 1/2 in x 17 3/8 in (95.25 cm x 44.13 cm)

16th century

Saint Francis in Prayer in a Grotto

by Francisco de Zurbarán, circa 1650–1655

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
62 x 39 9/16 in (157.5 x 100.5 cm)

17th century

Virgin and Child with Saint John

by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1658

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
54 1/2 in x 42 in (138.43 cm x 106.68 cm)

17th century

The Penitent Magdalene

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, circa 1660–1665

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
63 1/4 in x 41 1/2 in (160.66 cm x 105.41 cm)

17th century

San Diego de Alcalá

by Pedro de Mena, 1665–1670

Medium
Polychromed
Dimensions
24 7/32 in x 9 7/16 in x 10 5/8 in (61.5 cm x 24 cm x 27 cm)

17th century

The Visitation

by Juan de Valdés Leal, 1673

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
69 19/32 x 57 3/32 in (176.8 x 145 cm)

17th century

Vicente Maria de Vera de Aragon, Duque de la Roca

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1795

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
42 5/8 in x 32 1/2 in (108.27 cm x 82.55 cm)

17th century

María at La Granja

by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1907

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
67 1/8 x 33 1/2 in (1704.98 x 850.9 mm)

20th century

Portrait of Doña Esther de Garay y Garay

by Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta, circa 1938

Medium
Oil
Dimensions
80 15/16 x 53 3/8 in (2055.81 x 1355.73 mm)

20th century