Teixeira Gomes was an important cultural person. When he was elected President of the Republic, he already had published literary works and a diplomatic career that had helped to give credibility and consolidate the republican regime in London, Portugal’s main ally at the time.
Art collector, talented diplomat, tireless traveler, passionate visitor to museums and galleries, Teixeira Gomes bequeathed his private art collection to several national museums, including the Soares dos Reis National Museum. Here you can see the portrait of Manuel Teixeira Gomes, by Marques de Oliveira, in a painting dated 1881 (in the photo).
In 2010, the Soares dos Reis National Museum hosted the exhibition “Manuel Teixeira Gomes – The years in Porto”, promoted on the occasion of the Centenary of the Establishment of the Republic. An initiative of the Institute of Museums and Conservation, in partnership with the National Commission for the Celebrations of the Centenary of the Republic.