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Ermesinda
Gutiérrez de la Vega López, Joaquín
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Gutiérrez de la Vega López, Joaquín

Granada, 1830 - ¿?, 1886

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Ermesinda

1854. Oil on canvas. Room B

Queens Ermesinda and Adosinda (Usenda), respectively the daughter and granddaughter of Don Pelayo, played a crucial role during the Reconquest, recognised since the Middle Ages, as transmitters of dynastic rights in the Christian kingdom of Asturias. Isabella II gave them a place in the Chronological Series as titular or proprietary queens, which they apparently were not, in her efforts to shore up her own legitimacy. Although the Academy of History issued a report advising against this, both queens were kept in the gallery, although it was decided to remove the inscriptions identifying them as titular sovereigns and giving the dates of their reigns, which all the other portraits bore at the bottom of their frames.

Technical data

Inventory number
P006268
Author
Gutiérrez de la Vega López, Joaquín
Title
Ermesinda
Date
1854
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 218.4 cm.; Width: 135 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. Oviedo. Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VI, 1985, pp. 115.

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

Luxenberg, Alisa, Un francés entre 'Los Reyes de España': León Bonnat y su 'Retrato de Fruela II', Boletín del Museo del Prado, IX, 1990, pp. 67-75.

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, J.L (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 247.

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 [380-382 SC4].

G.Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 127 nº 2.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 3008.

Location +

Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal

Displayed objects +

Scepter/Sceptre

Crown / Wreath

Dress / Courtly o Clothing/Courtly

Update date: 16-10-2020 | Registry created on 08-01-2016

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