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Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves

The Building

The present-day Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves was built to the orders of the painter José Malhoa to serve as both his residence and studio. It was based on the project of the architect Norte Júnior, dated 1904-1905. Lisbon’s first “artist’s house” won the Valmor Prize for architecture in 1905 and was integrated into the plan for the city’s urban development.

The façade consists of three distinct, but interconnected, blocks, whilst the architectural and decorative grammar that were used in its design serve to reinforce the building’s sense of harmony. In the centre, the most notable feature is the large window (corresponding to the studio), whilst to the left of this, a little further back, is the front door reached by a small porched staircase. On the opposite side and detached from the rest of the building is the block corresponding to the dining-room area. The decoration of the façades has taken on great importance because of the careful attention given to the detail in the creation of a harmonious and coherent rhythm between the various ornamental features used. These interplay with the windows and empty spaces that proliferate all over the building amidst neo-Romantic elements and other features that persist from the traditional “Portuguese-style house”, or even hint at a fondness for Art Nouveau, as exemplified by the wrought-iron work on the house’s main gate, carried out in accordance with the architect’s own design. Equally notable is the stained-glass window, of French origin, commissioned for the dining-room and the small annex to the studio.

In 1932, the “Casa-Ma... [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection

The Collections

Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves

The Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves is the place where the collector Anastácio Gonçalves is remembered through the various works exhibited there. The collection assembled by Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves comprises roughly 2000 works of art distributed into three main sections: 19th and 20th-century Portuguese painting, Chinese porcelain and Portuguese and foreign furniture. There are also smaller, but nonetheless important, collections of civil silverware, European painting, Portuguese sculpture, European and Oriental ceramics, textiles, coins, medals, glassware and pocket watches made in Switzerland and France. In addition to the works collected by Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves himself, the Casa-Museu also houses a group of contemporary Portuguese paintings and a significant number of objects belonging to the estate of the painter Silva Porto.


Portuguese painting

The collection of Portuguese painting assembled by Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves includes 19th and 20th-century oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, covering the themes of landscape, portraiture and everyday customs.

It begins with a section devoted to Romanticism, which includes many artists considered to be amongst the most important in the history of Portuguese painting, such as Tomás da Anunciação, Vieira Portuense, Miguel A. Lupi and Alfredo Keil. However, the aesthetic sensitivity and presuppositions of the collection begin to change from the mid-19th century onwards and new experiments can be seen in the two painters Marques de Oliveira and Silva Porto, whose work heralds the arrival of Naturalism. The collection has an important group of works by Silva Porto, acquired by Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves and currently on display in the studio of the Casa-Museu.

For the period of half a century, Portuguese painting heavily favoured the direct recording of open-air motifs, simultaneously revealing a taste for rural landscapes and urban interior scenes, represented in this collection as much by the luminosity of Malhoa or João Vaz as by the intimism of Columbano.

The greater importance given to the observation of reality also opened up new challenges for watercolours, given their capacity for rapidly fixing the real, as can be seen in some of the works exhibited from the collection.

Chinese porcelain

The 379-piece collection of Chinese porcelain can mostly be dated back to the period between the 16th century and the end of the 18th century, corresponding to examples originating from the trade in Chinese export porcelain. There...+ [ Read all ]


The Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum Shop is located in the museum’s reception area and sells postcards, catalogues and a wide range of reproductions of pieces produced by the Portuguese Institute of Museums (IPM).

These reproductions are of the highest quality, with great care being taken in the choice of artists and companies collaborating in their manufacture. They include replicas of exhibits on display at the various museums operating under the umbrella of the IPM, as well as a series of contemporary products inspired by the spirit of their various collections.
IPM products are available on the website.
To consult the available CMAG products, see the “CMAG Pieces” item under the “Shop” sub-menu.

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Is there a guide to the museum?

Yes, a guide to the Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves was published recently (2002). It includes various studies of the collections and shows the recommended route for visiting the museum.

Is photography permitted inside the museum?

Only with the Director’s express permission and after specifying the purpose for which the photographs are to be taken.

How are guided visits and children’s workshops organised?

Guided visits and children’s workshops must be booked in advance and are organised according to the museum’s programme of activities.


Educational Services
Group visits, of general and thematic nature, and children’s workshops, by appointment.


Cultural Activities
Casa-Museu organises several cycles, conferences, talks, concerts and recitals, on a periodical basis.