The Spanish Gallery at Bishop Auckland


Led by the businessman and art collector Jonathan Ruffer, the Auckland Project is working to regenerate large sections of the town of Bishop Auckland, which for hundreds of years was the seat of the powerful bishopric of Durham. The project has Spanish art at its core: Ruffer first conceived of his plan to buy Castle Auckland and other properties in the town when a series of works by Francisco de Zurbarán (twelve of the thirteen paintings making up the series Jacob and his Twelve Sons), which had been in the castle since 1756, were put up for sale and threatened with removal from Bishop Auckland. Part of the redevelopment will be a new Spanish Gallery, the first museum in the UK to be devoted to Spanish art.

Factum Foundation is working with the Auckland Project and the Fundación Casa Ducal de Medinaceli to create a series of facsimiles for the new gallery, allowing the Zurbaráns to be appreciated within a wider context of Spanish Golden Age art.


Exhibition design for the Spanish Gallery

Facsimile of the Chart of Juan de la Cosa

2021

Murillo's masterpieces from the Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico

2018-2021

In Ictu Oculi and Finis Gloriae Mundi by Valdés Leal

2020-2021

The Sepulchre of Cardinal Tavera

2018-2021

Death Mask of Cardinal Tavera

2019

Berruguete's portrait of Cardinal Tavera

2019

El Greco's Bautismo de Cristo

2019

El Greco's portrait of Cardinal Tavera

2019

El Greco's Cristo resucitado

2019


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