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Athaulf
Madrazo y Garreta, Raimundo de
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Madrazo y Garreta, Raimundo de

Rome (Italy), 1841 - Versailles (France), 1920

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Athaulf

1858. 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
P006093
Author
Madrazo y Garreta, Raimundo de
Title
Athaulf
Date
1858
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 224.5 cm.; Width: 141.5 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1847; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1896-1971

Bibliography +

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. IV. Biblioteca Nacional, Boletín del Museo del Prado, II, 1981, pp. 60.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., La serie iconográfica de los reyes de España en relación con el Alcázar de Segovia, Segovia, 1984, pp. 33-41.

Los Madrazo: una familia de artistas, Ayuntamiento, Concejalía de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. nº84.

Noticias del Prado. Levantamiento de depósitos. Barcelona. Museo de Arte Moderno, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 8, 1987, pp. 206.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, I, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº3020.

Orihuela Maeso, Mercedes y de Castro Sánchez, Mª Teresa, Presencia del Museo del Prado en el Congreso de los Diputados, Revista de las Cortes Generales, 73, 2008, pp. 456-457.

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. 356.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Adiciones, 1857-1868. Núm. 3020.
3020. Rey Godo Ataulfo de D Raimundo de Madrazo / Alto 8 pies; ancho 5 pies.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1889. Núm. 158.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 372.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 11-M.

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Madrid - Congreso de los Diputados (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Sword: Espada envainada y sujeta al cinto

Helmet: Decorado con una corona de laurel

Update date: 30-10-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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