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Amalaric
Sánchez del Bierzo, Leopoldo
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Sánchez del Bierzo, Leopoldo

Villafranca del Bierzo (León), 1830 - Villafranca del Bierzo (León), 1900

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Amalaric

Ca. 1855. Oil on canvas. On display elsewhere

The Chronological Series of the Kings of Spain was a museum project planned in 1847 by José de Madrazo to adorn four of the new rooms at the Real Museo de Pinturas (Royal Museum of Paintings), then under his direction. At the height of the confrontation between the supporters of Isabella II and the Carlists, who denied the sovereign’s right to occupy the throne because she was a woman, the queen assented to the creation and display of a portrait gallery that would represent all the preceding monarchs in chronological order. To fill the gaps of the medieval kings, of whom there were no images in the Royal Collections, portraits were commissioned from a number of young painters. At the same time, given that the clear political purpose of the series was to provide visual legitimisation for Isabella’s right to the crown, a special effort was made to represent the queens of Spain’s history.

Technical data

Inventory number
P005180
Author
Sánchez del Bierzo, Leopoldo
Title
Amalaric
Date
Ca. 1855
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 222 cm; Width: 140 cm
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1855

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

Orihuela, Mercedes y Cenalmor, Elena, El ''Prado disperso''. Obras depositadas en Almería y Jaén. Jaén. Museo, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 23, 2005, pp. 140.

Díez, José Luis, La pintura isabelina: arte y política, Real Academia de Historia, 2010, pp. 59-70.

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 536.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 3000.
"D. Leopoldo Sz. del Bierzo./ 3000. Retrato del Rey Godo Amalarico./ Viste tunica blanca, mano color de lila forrado de color anaranjado en la mano derecha una lanza, y la izquierda apoyada en el pomo de la espada./ Alto 8 pies; ancho 5 pies".

Inscriptions +

LEOPOLDO Sz DEL BIERZO
Signed. Front, shorter side

3000
Back, lower left corner

AMALARICO murió 551
Edge

Location +

Úbeda - Ayuntamiento de Úbeda (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Weapons / Arms

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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