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ALFONSO SORIANO AND BEN TEZ DE LUGO, Houses and families lagoons. The lineages and palaces of Nava-Grim n and Salazar de Fr as Excmo City Hall of San Crist bal de La Laguna- Caja Canarias, Social and Cultural Work. 2007

LOVING LOVER, KINGS, In The Tower. Sources for the History of Art: Notes for the study of the House of Ossuna2005.Excmo.La Laguna City Council 2006

Casa de Ossuna

Located on Juan de Vera Street, it was built in the second half of the 17th century and erected by the marriage of Juan Manuel Delgado, (died 1706), and Ana Mar a Correa, later becoming the property of the R oy Montemayor, (1741 -1815) finally going to the Ossuna family, established in La Laguna since the mid-18th century. After the death without descendants of the last member of the family, Mr. Manuel de Ossuna and Ben tez de Lugo, was bequeathed in his will to the city of La Laguna, who rehabilitated the property to be used as Museum and Archive House as it was the will of the owner. The administration of the House is in charge of the Patronage of Ossuna.

Casa de Ossuna

On the facade you can see a balcony on the third floor as well as the Bigot House, and a small stone in the corners.

The property corresponds to the type of domestic architecture, used as a three-story urban dwelling (ground floor, mezzanine, first and second floor) called in the documentation of the few high and overflowed houses, and with a barn that is exteriorized by a balcony No running on the facade. They are the granary houses of La Laguna, of which there are other examples in the city.

Rectangular, somewhat broken by the existence of the side patio and backyard, it adapts to the urban plot between mediator walls. Its layout is a product of the evolution of the building, of the possible purchase-sales of the property itself and of the annexed buildings. It is articulated around a central U-shaped courtyard, and extends into a backyard, possibly the primitive garden that is accessed through a rustic crenellated wall.

The facade forms a rectangle where the length predominates over the width. The composition consists of the arrangement of horizontal and vertical lines, with a certain asymmetry, marked by the location of the access door and a small window that corresponds to the semi-tannin.

The vertical lines are accused in the two machones corners made in molar basalt stone. The horizontal line is winged by the large balcony corresponding to the barn floor and the ridge line.

The arrangement of gaps in the noble floor of the house as well as of the balcony ...

Casa de Ossuna

The Ossuna family genes are located in the Carriedo Valley in the mountains of the province of Santander. The lineage is recognized by the coat of arms of this site: the band and the heads of maidens. In 1240 a branch of this family was established in the town of Ossuna (Seville).

Manuel Isidoro de Ossuna y Montiel (1737-1808) founds the house of Ossuna in the city of La Laguna, where great mayorazgos and two perpetual regidur fell, taking as first residence the number 36 of Calle Real (now San Agust n). He was a regular member of the lagoon gatherings of the 18th century, taking active participation in the social life of the time.

His son Juan Nepomuceno de Ossuna y Castro (1760-1848) became the successor of the Ossuna lineage, but also that of Savi n and Anchieta, joining in marriage in 1802 with Maria Teresa Savi ny Anchieta. The marriage had among other children Alejandro de Ossuna and Savi and Manuel de Ossuna and Savi n who had an intense scientific, literary and political work, being appointed in 1835 director of the Botanical Garden.

Manuel de Ossuna and Savi n married in 1893 with Nicolasa Ben tez de Lugo from whose marriage Manuel de Ossuna and Ben tez de Lugo was born (1896-1958) who inherited and maintained a special interest in culture, whose achievement was the legacy of its Archive, Library and Museum to the city of La Laguna.

Casa de Ossuna

On August 10, 1959, the local press echoes the inauguration of the Library and Museum Archive of the Noble House of Ossuna. All movable property, paintings, books, documents and other scientific, artistic or historical collections, which were part of Manuel de Ossuna's heritage, were included in the legacy.

Inventoryed in 1994, the documentary fund can be consulted in the Municipal Archive of La Laguna. About 272 boxes are quantified, where 50 of the documentation is of varied origin as Manuel de Ossuna has a strong collector character.

The fund contains documentation from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. His interest in genealogy determines its organization by noble families located in the Canary Islands. It also has documentation related to institutions, both civilians (Old Town Hall of the Island of Tenerife, University of San Fernando, Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country of Tenerife) and religious (Slavery of San Juan Evangelista, and churches, convents and Tenerife Island hospitals); as well as personal manuscripts (part of the newspapers of Anchieta and Alarc n)

Casa de Ossuna

Most of the archaeological materials gathered by the Ossuna are currently deposited in the Archaeological Museum of the Island Council of Tenerife.

The heritage legacy contains furniture of interest, from the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, among which are: chairs, armchairs, arrimo tables, night tables, armchairs, consoles, secreters, bargue os, arquimesas, fashions , etc. In short, furniture of different styles, imported and provincial, that repeat European models (Elizabethan, Empire, Neoclassical, English, LuisXV) that require conservation, study and cataloging.

Casa de Ossuna

An interesting pictorial collection, consisting of some eighty works spanning the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, on different genres is preserved. On the one hand, a score of canvases of religious themes, among which are works by artists such as gaspar de Quevedo (Adoration of the Shepherds); along with other anime, such as the effigy side of the Virgin of Los Reyes de Sevilla (Rollable canvas), commissioned by Lorenzo Montemayor in Seville).

Twenty portraits stand out, of different formats, among which those painted by Rodr guez de la Oliva (Antonia Rosell de Lugo and Homo; Lope Fernando de la Guerra and Ayala) stand out; an exceptional work, of historicist theme by Juan Miranda, Judgment and death of Tito y Siverio; and, as for the landscape, the fund has an extensive collection (31 watercolors and canvases) made by Alejandro Savi n and samples of Ghirlanda Boots brush.

This repertoire is also composed of plans, as well as shields with the Ossuna family's weapons and their marital bonds. Most of the collection is awaiting the necessary studies for its complete cataloging.

Descripción Documento Descargar Documento
Alzado por Jose Manuel Alonso López (Universidad de La laguna)
Planta de sotano
Planta Primera
Planta Baja
Planta Segunda
Planta de Cubierta
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Seccion D
Alzado a la calle Juan de Vera



Comentario En las imágenes se incluye el templo masónico de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. El resto me ha encantado. [Corregido]


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