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Yale University Art Gallery

Founded in 1832, the Yale University Art Gallery is the oldest university art museum in the United States. It serves as a vital cultural resource for Yale University, the broader academic community, and the public. With a collection of over 300,000 objects spanning various regions and time periods, the Gallery features around 2600 Spanish artworks including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, works on paper, photography, and numismatics. Highlights include works by Velázquez, Luis de Morales, Goya, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, José Garcia Ayola, Elena del Rivero, and Joan Fontcuberta.

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Spanish collection

The following 15 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery:

1 Dinar of Yusuf Ibn Tashfin from Seville

by Anonymous / Unknown, 1096

Medium
Gold
Dimensions
4.08 g, 12:00, 26.5 mm
Credits
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

11th century

1/2 Real of King John II from Valencia

by Anonymous / Unknown, circa 1458–79

Medium
Silver
Dimensions
1.52 g, 11:00, 19 mm
Credits
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001

15th century

Gros of Johanna, Queen of Castile; Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor from Aragon

by Anonymous / Unknown, 1520

Medium
Silver
Dimensions
2.54 g, 3:00, 24 mm
Credits
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of the Reverend William H. Owen, B.A. 1897, Collection

16th century

Christ Carrying the Cross

by Luis de Morales, circa 1546

Medium
Distemper on linen
Dimensions
79 1/2 × 60 5/8 in. (202 × 154 cm)
Credits
Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art

16th century

Candlestick

by Anonymous / Unknown, circa 1600–1700

Medium
Brass
Dimensions
5 1/8 in. (13 cm); base: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credits
Charles F. Montgomery Collection

17th century

The Education of the Virgin

by Diego Velázquez, circa 1617–1618

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
66 1/8 × 53 9/16 in.(168 × 136 cm)
Credits
Gift of Henry H. Townshend, B.A. 1897, LL.B. 1901, and Dr. Raynham Townshend, B.S. 1900S

17th century

Still Life with Dried Fruit

by Francisco de Burgos Mantilla, 1631

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
11 7/16 × 23 3/16 in. (29 × 58.9 cm)
Credits
Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, Fund

17th century

Portrait of an Ecclesiastic

by Juan de Valdés Leal, circa 1680

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
72 3/4 × 44 5/16 × 7/8 in. (184.8 × 112.6 × 2.2 cm)
Credits
Director’s Purchase Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935

17th century

El ciego de la guitarra (The Blind Guitarist)

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, circa 1778

Medium
Etching
Dimensions
Platemark: 14 1/4 × 21 1/4 in. (36.2 × 54 cm); sheet: 21 7/8 × 15 3/4 in. (55.5 × 40 cm)
Credits
Gift of Henry H. Pierce, Jr.

18th century

La Cuesta del Aljibeirillo, Granada

by José Garcia Ayola, circa 1865

Medium
Albumen silver print
Dimensions
Image: 10 5/8 × 8 1/16 in. (27 × 20.5 cm); sheet: 10 5/8 × 8 1/16 in. (27 × 20.5 cm)
Credits
Gift of George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932

19th century

Guitar

by Pablo Picasso, 1912

Medium
Graphite
Dimensions
Sheet: 24 × 18 3/4 in. (61 × 47.6 cm)
Credits
Gift of Molly and Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940S, © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

20th century

Segment of Pear, Wineglass and Ace of Clubs

by Pablo Picasso, 1914

Medium
Collage of pasted colored laid and wove papers, distemper (gesso), gouache, and graphite on cardboard
Dimensions
Sheet: 18 1/8 × 14 15/16 in. (46 × 38 cm); framed: 23 × 20 in. (58.4 × 50.8 cm)
Credits
The John Hay Whitney, B.A. 1926, Hon. M.A. 1956, Collection, © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

20th century

Newspaper and Fruit Dish

by Juan Gris, 1916

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 37 15/16 × 25 1/4 in. (96.4 × 64.1 cm)
Credits
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

20th century

La libre inclinación del deseo (The Free Inclination of Desire)

by Salvador Dalí, 1930

Medium
Oil on board
Dimensions
15 1/2 × 12 in. (39.37 × 30.48 cm)
Credits
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection, © Salvador Dali, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dali, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

20th century

First Steps

by Pablo Picasso, 1943

Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
51 1/4 × 38 1/4 in. (130.2 × 97.1 cm); framed: 66 5/8 × 53 5/8 × 4 1/2 in. (169.2 × 136.2 × 11.4 cm)
Credits
Gift of Stephen Carlton Clark, B.A. 1903, © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

20th century