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Auckland Castle To Reopen With Spanish Old Masters on Show

Historic Auckland Castle in County Durham is to reopen on Saturday 2nd November 2019 after a three-year conservation project. A highlight of the redevelopment is the display of the paintings of Jacob and His Twelve Sons by Spanish master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664). At the heart of The Auckland Project sits the historic Auckland Castle, once the seat of England’s powerful Prince Bishops, and home to a series of paintings by Spanish master Francisco de...

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