Fortuny Museum

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Palazzo Fortuny
Palazzo Fortuny, già Pesaro Orfei.jpg
Façade of Palazzo Fortuny
Established1975
LocationSan Marco 3958,
30124 Venice, Italy
TypeArt museum
DirectorDaniela Ferretti
Websitefortuny.visitmuve.it
Painting of Montserrat by Marià Fortuny (1838–1874).

The Museo Fortuny or Fortuny Museum is an art museum in San Marco, in central Venice, Italy.

The museum is housed in the Palazzo Pesaro Orfei, now often known as Palazzo Fortuny,[1] where Mariano Fortuny (1871–1949) had a studio in the late nineteenth century, and lived from 1902.[2]:49

The museum presents paintings, fabrics, and Fortuny’s lamps on the first floor, together with the history of the palazzo and its atelier on the second floor. The building still has features created by Fortuny. The working environment is represented through wall-hangings, paintings, and lamps.

Fortuny died in 1949, and in 1956 the Palazzo Pesaro Orfei was gifted to the comune of Venice; the comune took full possession only in 1965, after the death of Fortuny's widow, Henriette Negrin. The museum was opened in 1975.[3] It is run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Building and history". Palazzo Fortuny. MUVE. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. ^ A.S. Byatt (2016). Peacock & Vine: Fortuny and Morris in life and at work. London: Chatto & Windus. ISBN 9781784740801.
  3. ^ Palazzo Fortuny: Museo: La sede e la storia (in Italian). Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. Accessed September 2018.

Coordinates: 45°26′08″N 12°19′56″E / 45.43556°N 12.33222°E / 45.43556; 12.33222