MNAC gets rare Gaudí windows from donor

A pair of small stained glass windows made by the architect to adorn the Palau Nacional de Montjuïc

Gaudí took all of his projects seriously, and not only those on a monumental scale. One of the Catalan architects' smaller commissions was a pair of stained glass windows for a simple chapel in Vallgorguina. The windows in question recently found a new home in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC). Thanks to an agreement with their private owner, the windows will soon adorn the Palau Nacional de Montjuïc for the next eight years

The windows were barely known about and only a few references to them are to be found, for example, in the 1928 biography of Gaudí by Josep Francesc Ràfols. However, apart from these references, the windows do not appear catalogued among Gaudí's works.

At the moment, the windows are still in a MNAC workshop, where they have been restored by specialist Valeria Mamczynski Guerizoli. While the windows were not in a poor condition, they had not been touched for years in their home in the chapel and required a good, careful, cleaning.

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