The Sorolla Museum is itself the result of a donation, that of Clotilde García del Castillo, which was subsequently enhanced by her children. The generosity of the Sorolla family enabled the creation of a widely acclaimed and admired museum, and gave the artist a specific place in which to house a large number of his works, thus raising awareness of and facilitating further study of the painter.
The Museum’s collection is not a closed one, and aims to offer as complete a collection as possible of Sorolla’s works.
The current Sorolla family has also donated pieces connected with the artist to the Sorolla Museum Foundation, namely:
- The death mask of Joaquín Sorolla.
- A set of traditional costumes and items in connection with Sorolla’s commission to decorate the Hispanic Society of America.
- A series of sculptures by Elena Sorolla García.