Prints and drawings from 16th to 19th century

6 October, 2011 - 20 January, 2012

The exhibition brings together about a hundred works from the private collection of D. Héctor de Ayala (1906-1995), ambassador and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in Paris in the mid-twentieth century. It is made up of engravings and drawings of various themes: maps and cartographic prints from the 16th-19th centuries; optical views from the 18th century; English and French engravings 17th and 18th centuries; panoramic views of cities, lithographs of customs and different corners of the island; satirical and religious prints, etc. From all this, we observe the fascination that the West has shown towards Cuba over centuries. A chance of getting into the fascination of this island with other eyes.

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