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Allegory of Temperance
Berruguete, Alonso
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Berruguete, Alonso

Paredes de Navas, Palencia (Spain), 1480 - Toledo (Spain), 1561

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Allegory of Temperance

1513 - 1516. Oil on panel. Room 060

This painting is among the few known works from Berruguete’s formative years in Florence and Rome, the latter depicted in the background. The bridle bit, the hand on the breast and the laurel wreath allude to the subjugation of the instincts by reason and temperament.

Technical data

Inventory number
P008263
Author
Berruguete, Alonso
Title
Allegory of Temperance
Date
1513 - 1516
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
Height: 69.7 cm.; Width: 52.6 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by the Museo del Prado with funds from the bequest of Carmen Sánchez García, 2017

Bibliography +

Arias Martínez, Manuel, Alonso Berruguete: prometeo de la escultura, Diputación Provincial de Palencia, 2011, pp. 64.

Ruiz, Leticia, "Alegoría de la Templanza" en Memoria de actividades 2017 Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2018, pp. 20-22.

Ruiz, L, 'Alonso Berruguete. Alegoría de la Templanza' En:, El legado de Carmen Sánchez: "La última lección", Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2021, pp. 28-32 nº.1.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2948.

LAOBRANOTIENEINSCRIPCIONES

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

Exhibitions +

The Carmen Sánchez Bequest. The Ultimate Lesson
Madrid
23.03.2021 - 24.10.2021

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 19-04-2021 | Registry created on 13-03-2019

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