The Historical Archive of the Nobility, a state archive dependent on the Ministry of Culture and Sports, has found six unpublished letters written by the painter Joaquín Sorolla, whose birthday is commemorated this year. first centenary of his death (1863-1923).
The manuscripts include sketches and notes on portraits the artist was painting at the time and complete the documentation kept in the Sorolla Museumwhere the responses sent by the VII Count of Villagonzalo are preserved, according to the press release.
The discovery took place during the technical work prior to the digitization of the collection of the counts of Villagonzalo, to which the letters and their respective envelopes belong.
He discovery was “totally unexpected” because the letters were found between supporting documents and household receipts.
The public will be able to see some of these letters for the first time starting next October 8 in the Historical Archive of the Nobility itself, on the occasion of the exhibition Woman, Nobility and Powerwhich will be presented tomorrow in Toledo.