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St. Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ferdinand was founded in 1752 in Madrid. Today you can visit the museum with a rich collection of paintings of different eras and countries. Guests will see here, among others outstanding works of Francisco Goya: "Burial of Sardine", "La Tirana", "Self-portrait by the easel". The collection also includes paintings by Carreño de Miranda, Luis Paret, Daniel Vázquez Díaz and Picasso.
At the Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Saint. Ferdinand included paintings from the collections of the Spanish prince Manuel Godoy and the mayor of Madrid Manuel de la Prada. Most of the paintings, however, come directly from their creators, members of the academy. The collection is complemented by numerous donations.
The founders of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts were King Ferdinand VI of Spain and the first Secretary of State José de Carvajal y Lancaster. She supported Spanish artists by granting them foreign scholarships at universities in Rome and Paris.