From Rome to Lisbon: an album for the magnanimous king (guide)
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English version of the guide dedicated to the exhibition "From Rome to Lisbon: An Album for the Magnanimous King". Designed around the so-called Weale Album - a volume consisting of a set of drawings made in Rome in the 18th century to keep the King updated on the status of the works of art he ordered -, the exhibition, installed in the Museum of São Roque of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML), focuses on the journey between Rome and Lisbon in the reign of King John V, understood as a process of cultural and artistic exchange and seeking to recognize what actually traveled : words, drawings, artwork. Two hundred years after his loss, the Weale Album returns to Lisbon thanks to its restoration, presentation and study with the sponsorship of the SCML, on a partnership with the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, in whose library it is conserved today. The guide "From Rome to Lisbon" presents the exhibition and leads the reader through its objects, framing each of them historically and artistically.