‘Descent from the Cross’ painting on display from 1 June

29 de May, 2024

Acquired by the Livraria Lello Foundation and placed in storage at the Soares dos Reis National Museum, the painting ‘Descent from the Cross’ by Domingos Sequeira will be on display from next Saturday, 1 June, becoming part of the long-term exhibition.


The Soares dos Reis National Museum’s long-term exhibition already features four oils and a significant number of drawings by Domingos Sequeira. ‘Descent from the Cross’ will be exhibited in the same room, enriching the available collection. Preparatory drawings of the artwork, which belong to the Museum’s collection, will also be on display, creating a ‘dialogue’ between the museum’s collection and this valuable new deposit.

‘Descent from the Cross’, a sacred painting dating from 1827, is part of a group of four late paintings by Domingos Sequeira, executed in Rome, where the artist died in 1837.


Domingos Sequeira is considered to be the most talented and original Portuguese painter of his time, having played a fundamental role in the development of Portuguese art in the early 19th century.