MUSEUM FEATURE: Lisbon, Portugal’s Best Works at the Museum of Antique Arts

Housed in a sunny, yellow 17th century palace, Lisbon’s Museu de Arte Antiga is home to Portugal’s brightest collection of European paintings, many created by Portuguese painters.

You will also find glorious gilded items from the Palácio Alvor, ecclesiastical treasures, and fine tapestries. Highlights include the St. Vincent panels from the monastery of St. Vincente de Fora, and Hieronymus Bosch’s Temptation of St. Anthony triptych, with its psychedelic scenes of bizarre critters and fanciful debauchery.  Keep scrolling to see thirteen of the best pieces from the collection!

photo courtesy of Museum de Arte Antiga

1. Giambattista Tiepolo, Deposition of Christ in the Tomb, 1767-1770


2.  Francisco de Zurbarán, St. Peter, 1633

francisco-de-zurbaran-st-peter-1633< img src=”; class=”alignnone wp-image-1950 size-full” height=”335″ width=”296″ alt=”screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-5-02-52-pm”>< h3>3.  Bartolomé Carducho, Death of St. Francis, 1593


4.  Pieter de Hooch, Conversation, c. 1663-1665


5.  Hieronymus Bosch, Tempatation of St. Anthony, c. 1500


6.  Hans Memling, Virgin and Child, c. 1485


7.  Raphael, Eusebius Of Cremona Raising Three Men From The Dead, 1503


8.  Cristóvão de Morais, Portrait of King Dom Sebastião, c. 1571-1574


9.  Master of the Altarpiece of St. Autra, Martyrdom of the 11,000 Virgins, 1520 – 1525


10.  Hercules’ Fight with the Centaurs, Tapestry, Brussels , c. 1550


11.  Vittore Carpaccio, Holy Family, 1505


12.  Cristóvão de Figueiredo, The Entombment, c. 1525-1530


13.  Nuno Gonçalves, St. Vincent Panels, 1460



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