The favorite picture of Ricardo Salgado, who has been away from public eye for 70 years, can already be seen by the public. The painting is already exhibited in the national museum Frei Manuel do Cenáculo in Évora.
The painting entitled "Wedding party" by the Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Younger belonged to the Espirito Santo family and had been hanging for years in the private office of Ricardo Salgado on the top floor of the headquarters of Banco Espírito Santo (BES), Avenida da Liberdade in Lisbon.
The painting accurately portrays a peasant wedding party in Flanders.
The picture dating from 1620 belongs to the collection of the New Bank and will now be displayed in Évora, where it can be seen by the inhabitants and visitors of this city of the Alentejo region.
This painting is a replica of the original painting "Peasants' Wedding", painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the father of the author of the painting that is exposed in Évora. The career of Pieter Bruegel the Younger was marked by several replicas of his father's work.
The work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder is currently exhibited at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna of Austria and was painted between 1566 and 1569.