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1716. Carta de Sebastião Ribeiro, padre, para Luís José de Vasconcelos, fidalgo.

Author(s) Sebastião Ribeiro      
Addressee(s) Luís José de Vasconcelos      
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After the liberal revolution in Portugal, the state centralized the Art education by merging the teaching of Fine Arts and of Mechanic Arts. The Lisbon National Academy of Fine Arts was founded in this context in 1836 and was inaugurated in the following year. It occupied the building of the extinct Monastery of São Francisco, where a library of thousands of volumes was also available. Although its history was obviously made of changes, the Academy maintained a strong cultural, pedagogical and honorific vocation. Besides forming new artists, the Academy always gave scholarships and prizes and saw to the publication of reference works.

The documentation that we publish from its archival funds belong to a donation made in 1902 by António TomásPires (1850-1913), an ethnographer, writer, politician, and member of the National Monuments committee. He assembled documents from the 16th to the 19th century, among which many private and family letters.

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Meu sr VSa me faz tanta honra, q lhe vivo sumamte obrigado. Ds N Sr lhe à VSa mto felises festas com ms augmtos de sua graça, e perfeita saude em seu santo servo. Bejo à VSa a mão plo mimo da gelêa, em que VSa participa da caride de convidar com ella os meus doentes. Ao sr seu filho agradeço mto as Lembranças, e tem razão de se lembrar de mim, porq fiquei mto agradado da sua boa feição: Ds o consserve na sua innocencia, e o li-vre dos caminhos, que tão frequentes são nesta Corte: se nella tiver algu prestimo q servir à VSa me achará sempre com mto grde vonte Ds Gde à VSa; ; como dezejo. Lxa Congão do Otatro 29 de Dezbro 1716.

Amo e servo de VSa Sebam Ribro Sr Luiz Joseph de Vascos



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