The Prayer, by Marià Fortuny

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In 2013 the opportunity arose to acquire the sketch The Prayer, by Marià Fortuny. The museum’s Cabinet of Drawings and Engravings produced a very favourable report on the piece, considered to be an exceptional work that documents one of the most important genres in Fortuny’s artistic career, Orientalism. The Amics del Museu Nacional had considered helping the museum through a crowdfunding campaign for some time, and felt that this was the moment to do so.

The work could be seen as part of the exhibition The Battle of Tetouan of Fortuny. From the Trench to the Museum. The nature of our campaign, and the amount we had to raise, €45,000, led us to design a system to take advantage of the painting being on display in the museum’s rooms for five months, as well as the various ways in which the donations could be received, not just via our website.

To do this, a communication campaign was launched with the motto “You can also be a patron!, a payment gateway was activated online through the Museum’s website, the support of the friends themselves was requested by letter, a ballot was designed to be delivered to those interested and two ballot boxes were enabled to capture anonymous donations from Museum visitors.

In total, more than 240 patrons contributed to making this acquisition possible with contributions ranging from € 10 to € 3,000.

List of patrons

Cèlia Acosta Perarnau – Pere Albertí Parés – Ana Alcaina Lopez – Pilar Almazán Campos – Albert Almazor Escartín – Concha Alonso Ortiz – Gabriel Álvarez Fernández – Jordi Alvarez Garcia – Rafael Alvarez Ochoa – Antoni Amaro Sánchez – Glòria Armengol Lledó – Pilar Armengol Lledó – Associació Proyecto Fresco – Eulàlia Ausió Ferrés – Carles Ayerbe Jurado – Carles Babià Soler – Joan Balasch Vilalta – Eva Ballano Albert – Juana Ballester Ortiz – Rosario Ballester Ortiz – José María Barba Castillo – Joaquim Barraquer Moner – Aram Bassols Orquin – Gemma Bernabéu Rodríguez – Bruno Bernal Urrutia – Olga Blan Gibert – Rafael Blasco Pages – M. José Blázquez Seoane – Cristina Bordas Mastromarino – Elisabeth Bosch José – Francisco Bracero Jerez – Lluïsa Braña Gómez – Elena Buján Blasco – Joan Burgar Cazorla – Marta Cabeza Villanueva – Màrius Cabré Gross – Joaquim Camps Cardona – Meritxell Cano Ció – Piru Cantarell Rocamora – Pere Carles i Subirà – Carpel – Josep M. Carreté Nadal – Eulàlia Carrillo Torras – Gabriel Carrió Amat – M. Antonia Casanovas Giménez – Martí Casas i Payàs – José M. Catà Virgili – Ayla Catasús Urrutia – Pablo Catasús Urrutia – Laura Cendrós Jorba – Marta Cendrós Jorba – Llibert Claver Salvat – Remei Comas Gausachs – Magdalena Cormand Menéndez – Pere Cortés Miras – Sandra Costa Martin – Joan Antoni Costa Rabinad – Inma Cruz Culebra – Maria Dolors Cubí Alibés – David Deu Carulla – Sergi Díaz Ferrer – Pablo Díaz Pareja – Fernando Díez Crespo – DKV Seguros Médicos – Jordi Domènech Soteras – Carles Duarte Montserrat – Ann Duez – Antoni Durall Serra – Ferran Duran Azema – Mercedes Durán Basté – Oriol Espar Bohera – Óscar Esquivias Galerón – Facultat de Farmàcia UB, Promoció 1953 – Família Durall Martí – Família Martí-Braitmaier de Reus – Família Puig Martí – Família Sala Maresca – Mai Felip Hösselbarth – Irene Fernandez Diez – Dolors Fernandez Jacob – Mireia Fernandez Navarro – Montse Ferrer de Sanjosé – Blas Ferriz Ferriz – Marc Flores Flores – Fluidra, SA – Jaume Font Martí – Claudia Fornai – Núria Fortuny i Solís – Contxa Frasquet Escrivà – M. Carmen Frías Valero – Fundació Abertis – Fundació Banc Sabadell – Fundació DAMM – Fundació Lluís Carulla – Líria Fuentes Serra – Salvador Galobardes Bolos – Tina Garasa Gustamante – Andreu Garcia Lozano – Núria García Martin – Pilar Garcia i Ripoll – Lluïsa Giménez Carola – Marta Golobardes Subirana – Maria M. Gomis Bertrand – Jaume Gonzalez Cuadrat – Joaquim Gratacós Pérez – Rosa M. Gregori i Corominas – Mark Grossmann Camps – M. Esperança Güell Sulé – Joan Guimerà Roso – Marisa Homedes Garcia – Daniel Idoate del Saz – Miquel Idoate del Saz – Santiago Izcara Meix – Inés Jover – Yaiza Jiménez Jiménez – Nino Lara Cabrejas – Inti Lara Hernández – Tian Lara Hernández – Marta Laurent Veciana – Concepción Ley Mesa – Igor Llongueres Cendrós – Carles Lorenzo Bosquet – Maria Nieves Lucio Criado – Josep M. Marquès París – Cristina Martí Mogas – Ana M. Martínez Foix – Àngel Martínez Serrano – Pilar Maset Tuègols – Bartolomé Masoliver Ródenas – Toni Mata Riu – Pere Meca Cercós – F. Xavier Medina Luque – M. Carme Mercader Gimeno – Jordi Miarnau Banús – Xavier Miret Mestre – Amira Silvia Molina Pinedo – M. Teresa Mogas Bassas – Montserrat Muntañola – Joaquim Nacenta Pallarès – Andrea Navarro Conesa – Marian Navarro Marín – Josep Niubò i Claveria – Patxi Ocio Casamartina – Roser Orquin Molina – M. Teresa Padrosa Cuní – M. Teresa Pañell Baulas – Maria Paños Garcia – Amor Paradell Vela – Lluís Pedemonte Puig – M. Ángel Pérez de Gracia – José Miguel Pérez Pérez – Marta Pérez Tapias – José Luis Petreñas González – M. A. Paloma Pinilla Álamo – Enrica Piovesan Casellato – Nina Planas Sañas – Josep Maria Ponté Llop – Josep Maria Puigbò Vila – Josep Pujadas Maspons – Jordi Pujol Paradell – Pilar Rabassa Gamecho – Viqui Rabassa Gamecho – Rosa Maria Ramos Belmonte – Dolores Ramos Santamaria – Roser Reig Valls – Liberta Rico Nicolau – Ignasi Rifé Escudero – Sergi de los Ríos i Cuesta – Miquel Roca i Junyent – Teresa Rodríguez Tarrés – Núria Rojas Palacín – Laura Sagi Cendrós – Joaquim Sales Cabré – Ferran Salgado Serrano – Conxita San Miguel López – Felipe Sánchez Garzo – Adela Sánchez López – M. Dolores Sanchez Prieto – Elena Sanchez Sanchez – Isabel Sanuy Latorre – Marina Sanz Orell – Assumpció Sebastià Noguera – Gabriel Serarols Solé – Daniel Sererols Villalón – Eulàlia Serra de Budallés – Ramon Serra Massana – Antoni Serra Torres – Pepe Serra Villalba – Mario Sierra García – Jesús Simon Márquez – Elisa Sole Travé – Oriol Solina Feliu – Montserrat Tapias Campàs – Albert Tapias Portella – M. Carme Tardiu Tarragó – Federico Torelló Becker – Dolors Torrent Betrill – Joana M. Torres Ramos – Adrià Trepat Izquierdo – M. Dolores Urdinguio Cuevas – Joan Uriach Marsal – Froilán Urrutia Soria – Andreu Valls Grau – Ariadna Valls Fabra – Carme Valls Giménez – Gerard Toutain Valls – Antònia Valldecabres Pedra – José María Vandellós Aguiló – Carme Vicario Valls – Victòria Vila Texidó – Núria Vilaclara Pont – Francesc Viladot i Preses – Rosa Vilalta Alpens – Gregòria Villalón González – Luis Viñuales Sebastian – Xavier Vivanco Pradel – Vicenç Ysamat Marfà – Clara Ysamat Sebastià.

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