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Euric
Rodríguez de Guzmán, Manuel
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Rodríguez de Guzmán, Manuel

Sevilla, 1818 - Sevilla, 1867

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Euric

1856. Oil on canvas. On display elsewhere

Euric was a king of the Visigoths from 466 until 484. 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
P005829
Author
Rodríguez de Guzmán, Manuel
Title
Euric
Date
1856
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 210 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1855

Bibliography +

Orihuela, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Lugo. Seminario Conciliar, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 8, 1987, pp. 202.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

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. 514.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 3005.
D.M. Rodríguez Guzman. / 3005. Retrato del Rey Godo Eurico. / Con tunica azul, manto color de / mahon oscuro, en la mano derecha / unos pergaminos, y la izquierda / apoyada en el puño de la espada. / Alto 8 pies; ancho 5 pies.

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Location +

Lugo - Diputación Provincial de Lugo (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Weapons / Arms

Crown / Wreath

Update date: 12-12-2020 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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