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Favila of Asturias
Esquivel y Rivas, Carlos María
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Esquivel y Rivas, Carlos María

Sevilla (Spain), 1830 - Oviedo, Asturias (Spain), 1867

Esquivel y Rivas, Carlos María See author's file

Favila of Asturias

Ca. 1853. 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.

Technical data

Inventory number
Esquivel y Rivas, Carlos María
Favila of Asturias
Ca. 1853
Height: 224 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
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) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

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. 167.

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 [376 SC2].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 3009.
D. Carlos Mª Esquivel. / 3009. Retrato del Rey de Asturias D. Fabila. / Lleva cota de malla y encima una tunica verde, manto carmesi; en la mano derecha una lanza, y la izquierda apoyada en el puño de la espada. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

D. FAVILA murio 739
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower central area

Location +

Covadonga - Museo de Covadonga (Deposit)

Update date: 25-10-2021 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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