Tenerife arts and crafts
MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
C/ Jose Murphy, 12 (Plaza del Principe)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tel: 922 24 43 58 / Fax: 922 27 44 17
Opening Times: from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 to 20:00 Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00 (Monday closed).
This museum consists of fourteen rooms and the collection is made up mainly of paintings, although there are also exhibits of sculptures and of the lesser arts.
It has both its own pieces and a deposit of the works of the Prado Museum in Madrid from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
The best works include
"San Jose", by Ribera
"Portrait of Isabel II", by Federico de Madrazo
"Portrait of Fernando Viscaí", by Joaquin Sorolla
"Triptico de Nava", of the 16th century Flemish school, the central part of which is by Peter Coeck, recently restored by the Spanish Institute of Historic Heritage.
The museum also has a wide sample of the best Canary Island painters as part of its permanent collection, with works by Gaspar de Quevedo, Cristobal Hernandez de Quintana, Juan de Miranda, Gonzalez Mendez, Valentin Sanz, Bonnin, Sureda, Alfaro, Guezala, Pedro Gonzalez and Oscar Dominguez, among others.
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