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Charles IV and his Family honoured by the University of Valencia
López Portaña, Vicente
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López Portaña, Vicente

Valencia, 1772 - Madrid, 1850

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Charles IV and his Family honoured by the University of Valencia

1802. Oil on canvas

During his visit to Valencia in 1802, the Literary University of the city gave the King this painting which shows the university, personified as a young matron, introducing the royal family to the various faculties: Theology, Law, Philosophy and Medicine. They are accompanied by the goddess Minerva, who points to Peace, Victory and Abundance, who fly over this symbolic reception.


Technical data

Inventory number
López Portaña, Vicente
Charles IV and his Family honoured by the University of Valencia
Height: 350.5 cm.; Width: 250.5 cm.
Royal Collection (Palacio Real, Madrid, Casa de Rebeque, 1814-1818, s.n.).

Bibliography +

Lozoya, Juan de Contreras y López de Ayala, Marqués de, Historia del arte hispánico, V, Salvat, Barcelona, 1940, pp. 235.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Salas, Xavier de, Guia de Goya en Madrid, OrgazS.A., Madrid, 1978, pp. 45.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 121.

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

Museo Nacional del Prado, Maestros de la pintura valenciana del siglo XIX en el Museo, Museo Nacional del Prado, Autoridad Portuaria, Madrid, 1997.

El ''Prado disperso''. Nuevos depósitos. Madrid, Teatro Real, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 17, 1999, pp. 170.

Díez, José Luis, Vicente López: (1772-1850), II, Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia del Arte Hispánic, Madrid, 1999, pp. 72/ lám.63.

Cinc Segles i Un Dia, Universitat, Valencia, 2000.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 329.

Other inventories +

Inv. Fernando VII, Palacio Nuevo, 1814-1818. Núm. s. n..
Casa de Rebeque / {22041} Cinco varas de alto tres de ancho, la familia del señor don Carlos IV con la Universidad de Valencia que presenta las Ciencias = Lopez

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 362.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 362.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 771.

Exhibitions +

Cinc Segles
10.02.2000 - 10.05.2000

Location +

Room 075 (On Display)


Displayed objects +


Crown, Laurel / Wreath, Laurel


Golden Fleece

Insignia of the Royal Order of Saint Genaro

Royal Order of Noble Ladies of Queen María Luisa

Sabre / Saber

Horn of Plenty / Coruncopia

Wreath, Floral / Crown of flowers

Update date: 19-10-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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