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Charles II as a Child
Herrera Barnuevo, Sebastián de
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Herrera Barnuevo, Sebastián de

Madrid, 1619 - Madrid, 1671

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Charles II as a Child

Ca. 1670. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

Herrera Barnuevo was Charles II`s court painter, executing portraits of him between 1667 and 1671. These images include numerous elements referring to the young monarch`s royal status. Here various putti support the sceptre, crown and palm while on the left another one lifts up the insignia of the Golden Fleece and a crowned eagle holds a laurel wreath.

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Herrera Barnuevo, Sebastián de
Charles II as a Child
Ca. 1670
Height: 185.5 cm; Width: 144 cm
Gil Collection; acquired from Artur Ramon Anticuario, Madrid, 2015.

Bibliography +

Angulo, Diego, Herrera Barnuevo y el retrato de Carlos II del Museo de Barcelona, Archivo español de arte, 1962, pp. 71-72.

Wethey, H, Herrera Barnuevo and his chapel in the Descalzas Reales, The Art bulletin, 48 n.1, 1966, pp. 15-34 [16 f.3].

Young, E., Portraits of Charles II of Spain in British Collections, The Burlington magazine, 1984, pp. 488 [490-492 f.11].

Carreño, Rizi, Herrera y la pintura madrileña de su tiempo :, Ministerio de Cultura: Banco Herrero, Madrid, 1986, pp. 318 n.147.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Memoria de actividades 2015, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2016, pp. 120-121.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2900.

Displayed objects +

Golden Fleece

Baton, Command


Crown / Wreath

Crown, Laurel / Wreath, Laurel

Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 01-09-2015

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