CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica

Dibujos de Rosario Weiss (1814-1843)

In this exhibition the Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE), in collaboration with the CEEH and the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, brings together the most notable examples of the graphic work of Rosario Weiss (1814‒1843), who began to draw under the guidance of Goya in Madrid and Bordeaux and came to be an academician of merit of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. More than eighty drawings belonging to Spanish and foreign collections both public and private, some executed in collaboration with Goya or entirely by him, hang alongside paintings, photographs, documents and twenty or so prints by the artist, who was also an excellent lithographer. The show, curated by Carlos Sánchez Díez, provides an insight into this cultivated, liberal woman who pursued her short career during the minority of Isabella II, to whom she was drawing instructor. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue raisonné of Weiss’s drawings.