Aristocracy and patronage: María del Carmen Aragón Azlor.  

Aristocracy and patronage: María del Carmen Aragón Azlor.  
Duchess of Villahermosa (Madrid, 1841-1905)  © Museo Nacional de Arqueología.

Aristocracy and patronage: María del Carmen Aragón Azlor.  

She was a very active sponsor of culture, helping famous writers like José Zorrilla and promoted many works of a historical nature. She also founded, together with her husband the Count of Guaqui, the patronage of Villahermosa-Guaqui aimed at fomenting cultural activities and research.

In her will she donated an important collection of works of art to two great museums, the Museo del Prado and the Museo Arqueológico Nacional. The works were from her wonderful family collection.

Photo Ángel Martínez Levas