Garden of Museo Larreta, 2020


Oil on Canvas


The Museo de Arte Espanol Enrique Larreta is located in the Belgrano barrio of Buenos Aires. The museum was formerly the home of Enrique Larreta, the ambassador of France from 1910 to 1919 and the most prominent Argentine exponent of Hispanic modernism in literature.  Larreta made many visits to Avila in Spain where he amassed a huge collection of tapestries and arts.

Following his death in 1961, his home and collections were sold to the city of Buenos Aires for conversion into the Museum of Spanish Art.

The extensive gardens are a delight to wander and feature a variety of spectacular trees including ginkgo biloba, wisteria, palm, cypress, and silk floss trees as well as buxus hedges totalling some 2,300 ft.