Exhibition: Urresti Collection - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


2006-09-22 • 2006-11-05

Urresti Collection

The Urresti Collection is made up of one hundred and twelve works by artists typically preferred by collectors from our social and cultural environment: basically artists from the Basque Country, Catalonia and Madrid from the turn of the century up until the 1960s.

The Museum has organized this exhibition with the dual aim of acquainting the public with this interesting private heritage and as a mark of gratitude for the generous donation in 2004 of three works which belonged to the Urresti collection to the Museum’s collection: El río Isole (Quimperlé) (The River Isole [Quimperlé]) by Aureliano de Beruete, Paisaje (Landscape) by Joaquim Mir and Río (River) by Celso Lagar. This is yet another example of the close collaboration of private collectors in the shaping and enrichment of the Bilbao Art Museum’s artistic heritage.


Aureliano de Beruete (Madrid, 1845-Madrid, 1912)
The River Isole (Quimperlé), 1901
Oil on canvas, 50 x 38 cm