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Bermudo I of Asturias
Lozano, Isidoro
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Lozano, Isidoro

Logroño, 1826 - Toledo?, 1895

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Bermudo I of Asturias

Ca. 1852. Oil on canvas.
On display elsewhere

Bermudo I, called the Deacon or the Monk (c. 750-797), was the King of Asturias from 788 or 789 until his abdication in 791. 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
Lozano, Isidoro
Bermudo I of Asturias
Ca. 1852
Height: 224 cm; Width: 140 cm
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Royal Collection, 1852

Bibliography +

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Asturias. Oviedo. Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VI, 1985, pp. 114.

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, Real Academia de Historia, 2010, pp. 59-70.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 341.

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 [382-392 SC9].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2984.
D. Isidoro Lozano. / 2984. Retrato de Bermudo 1º / Viste tunica larga color lila oscuro, cuello mangas y una cruz al pecho, bordadas; sobre una mesa la corona, cetro y un libro abierto. /Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower central area

Location +

Covadonga - Museo de Covadonga (Deposit)

Displayed objects +



Crown / Wreath

Update date: 28-01-2022 | Registry created on 16-11-2016

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