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Chindasuinth
Barroeta y Anguisolea, Juan de
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Barroeta y Anguisolea, Juan de

Bilbao (Spain), 1835 - Bilbao (Spain), 1906

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Chindasuinth

1854. 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
P005801
Author
Barroeta y Anguisolea, Juan de
Title
Chindasuinth
Date
1854
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 225 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1854

Bibliography +

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

El Prado disperso. Cuadros depositados en Extremadura. I. Cáceres. Museo de Cáceres, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XVII, 1999, pp. 164.

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. 90.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2992.
D. J. Barruela. / 2992. Retrato del Rey Godo Chindasvindo. / Viste tunica verde bordada de oro manto carmesi; la mano derecha apoyada en el cetro, y con la izquierda cojido el manto. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Cáceres - Diputación Provincial de Cáceres. Complejo Cultural San Francisco (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Crown / Wreath

Scepter/Sceptre

Cloak, Royal / Robes, Royal

Update date: 22-10-2020 | Registry created on 19-02-2016

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