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What began more than a century ago as one man's passion for all things Spanish, has become the world's largest collection of Hispanic art outside Spain – and now part of it is going on display in the country for the first time.Masterpieces from the 18,000-work collection founded by American philanthropist Archer Milton Huntington go on display at Madrid's Prado Museum from Tuesday.The show features a total of more than 200 works from Huntington's Hispanic Society of America museum collection in New York including paintings, sculpture, archaeological artifacts, decorative arts and rare manuscripts.A trip to Mexico in 1889, and a subsequent trip to Spain in 1892, helped kindle the young New Yorker's lifelong passion for their arts.
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