The Soares dos Reis National Museum presents, under the heading The Piece of the Month – The Public’s Choice, the oil on wood «Cancela Vermelha», by Silva Porto. The commented sessions take place on the 30th of August (1:30 pm) and the 31st of August (6:30 pm). Registration ongoing. Free entry.
Silva Porto (1850-1893)
Oil on wood
The piece belonged to the collection of Conde do Ameal (Dr. Ayres de Campos) and was sold at the collection’s auction in 1921.
It is part of the Honório de Lima Donation (DHL), made in favor of the Porto City Council in 1941. Elisa Adelaide Bessa Lima, widow of Eduardo Honório de Lima, in compliance with her husband’s wishes, signed, with the Porto City Council, on May 17, 1941, a deed of donation of 21 paintings by Silva Porto.
The set of 21 works that constitute the Honório de Lima Donation were associated with the General Inventory of the Municipal Museum of Porto from 1938/39, the collection of which was deposited at the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in 1940/41.