Six centuries of artistic creation

Painting collection


The story of the beginning of a Collection

The Collection was created in 2017 from a dispersed set of works, from different origins and eras, coming from various rooms of the Bank's administration and branches from north to south of the country. The artistic heritage of the Bank was the starting point for the constitution of the Painting Collection, based on three objectives: the investigation and descriptive study of the works, making the works available to the public on an online platform, and above all, giving a useful meaning to the Collection, making it an active part in bringing art closer to diverse audiences, through partnerships with museums, from north to south of the country, continent and islands, with a particular focus on institutions located outside major urban centers. 

The Collection in numbers

The collection comprises about 100 works from Portuguese and foreign painters, between the 16th and the 20th century, with a significant group of national painting from the 19th century.

To this Collection were added 4 portulans from the 16th to the 19th centuries, works of nautical cartography with interesting representations from the geographical and iconographic point of view, constituting rare documents of Mediterranean and Atlantic navigation.

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Louise Vigée le Brun

Portrait of Anne Catherine Le Preudhomme de Châtenoy, Comtesse de Verdun, circa 1782

Pieter Brueghel, the Younger

The Wedding Feast, 1620

Júlio Resende

Coladera, 1994

Josefa de Óbidos

Still life with Easter cakes basket, flowers and embroidered clothes, circa 1660

Eduardo Viana

Sintra landscape, 1925

José Malhoa

Cuidados de Amor (Love Care), 1905

Júlio Pomar

Mai 68, 1968

Monsignor Giorgio Cornaro’s Entrance Procession in Lisbon, late 17th century

Nikias Skapinakis

Still life XXV, 1967