Fundación Focus
Baroque Library

Baroque Library

Focus Foundation

Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez Legacy

Prof. Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez

Prof. Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez.

The Focus Foundation was the recipient of the legacy of the library, photograph collection and persona archive of Alfonso Emilio Pérez Sánchez, along with his collection of works of art. This legacy was made possible thanks to the donation of his legal heirs, Francisco Rocha Nicolás and Benito Navarrete Prieto. The Legacy is probably the most important private library and photograph collection devoted to art history in Spain, with the thematic singularity oriented at the study of Spanish and Italian Baroque painting and drawing. The collection of works of art that accompanies it also summaries the interests, tastes and qualities of Pérez Sánchez's connoisseurship, helping to sketch out the personality of the man who was a prominent director of the Museo Nacional del Prado (1983 - 1991) and the artistic advisor of Focus and who was regarded until his death in 2010 as one of the most important experts in art history in Spain.

 

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