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Aurelius of Asturias
Cano de la Peña, Eduardo
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Cano de la Peña, Eduardo

Madrid, 1823 - Sevilla, 1897

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Aurelius of Asturias

1853. 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. Aurelius was the King of Asturias from 768 to 774.

Technical data

Inventory number
P006266
Author
Cano de la Peña, Eduardo
Title
Aurelius of Asturias
Date
1853
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 225 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1853

Bibliography +

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Asturias. Covadonga. Basílica, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VI, 1985, pp. 115.

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

Remis Fernández, J., Las pinturas del Prado en Covadonga, La Nueva España. Oviedo, LXXII, 2008-01-30.

Díez, José Luis, La pintura isabelina: arte y política / discurso leído... por José Luis Díez García y contestación por Carmen Iglesias, Real Academia de Historia, Madrid, 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. 118.

Barón, Javier, 'Apéndices al catálogo. Retratos de la Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España depositados en el Museo de Covadonga' En: Museo de Covadonga. Catálogo de sus colecciones, Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Madrid, 2018, pp. 371-403 [384 SC6].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2988.
D. Eduardo Cano. / 2988. Retrato del rey D. Aurelio. / Con tunica blanca, manto carmesi; la mano izquierda apoyada en el puño de la espada, y con la derecha cogido el manto. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Inscriptions +

E. Cano 1853
Inscribed in black. Front, lower left corner

1853
Inscribed in black. Front, lower left corner

D. AURELIO
Stretcher

D. AURELIO murio 774
Front, lower central area

2988
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Covadonga - Museo de Covadonga (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Sword

Cloak, Royal / Robes, Royal

Crown / Wreath

Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 27-11-2015

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