Portraits – Drawings by Ricardo Leite


Commissioner – Ricardo Leite

The 22 portraits that we present at MNSR were created by Ricardo Leite based on a choice of personalities made by Professor José Augusto França. The knowledge that this notable art historian has of the works in the museum’s collection adds to the tribute of those portrayed a happy encounter and elevates the portrait, a genre represented in the permanent exhibition.
The visit to this exhibition is therefore an opportunity to tour the museum to discover these works from the 16th to the 20th century and to look at them in the light of the suggestions that Mário Cláudio makes in his timely observations about the portrait.