Cuba Culture

DTC News.- Valuable Paintings Found in Cuba

Posted November 17, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Culture.

Havana.- The Museum of Decorative Arts, housed in the former mansion of the Countess of Revilla Camargo, reported having found five large-size paintings from the French school (18th century).

The paintings were hidden in a wall of the house’s living room and were found during restoration works that are scheduled to conclude by this year’s end.

Experts from the museum pointed out that the paintings are well preserved and a research is underway to find out who painted them and other data of interest.

Fragments of the recently found paintings were captured in pictures of the house taken in the 1950s, during the Duke of Windsor’s stay in Havana.
The mansion belonged to Marķa Luisa Gomez Mena, the Countess of Revilla Camargo, who decorated her house with valuable European works of art from the 16th century to the early 20th century.

The Museum of Decorative Arts, which was inaugurated in 1964, holds over 33,000 artworks of high artistic and historic value.

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