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Ferdinand II of León
Lozano, Isidoro
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Lozano, Isidoro

Logroño, 1826 - Toledo?, 1895

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Ferdinand II of León

1851. 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
P006090
Author
Lozano, Isidoro
Title
Ferdinand II of León
Date
1851
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 224 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1851

Bibliography +

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. IV. Universidad Complutense. Escuela Universitaria de Formación de Profesorado de E.G.B. ''Pablo Montesinos'', Boletín del Museo del Prado, II, 1981, pp. 60.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., La serie iconográfica de los reyes de España en relación con el Alcázar de Segovia, Segovia, 1984, pp. 33-41.

Noticias del Prado. Levantamiento de depósitos. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Casa Museo Colón, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 8, 1987, pp. 206.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº2966.

Orihuela Maeso, Mercedes y de Castro Sánchez, Mª Teresa, Presencia del Museo del Prado en el Congreso de los Diputados, Revista de las Cortes Generales, 73, 2008, pp. 484-485.

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. 341.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2966.
D. Isidoro Lozano. /2966. Retrato de D. Fernando 2º. /Lleva manto encarnado bordado de oro y forrado de verde, en la mano izquierda un papel medio rollado, y en la derecha el cetro. / Alto 8 pies Ancho 5 pies.

Catálogo Museo de la Trinidad, 1889. Núm. 154.
LOZANO (D ISIDORO). / Natural de Logroño, discípulo de / la Real Academia de San Fernando / y de D. Federico de Madrazo. / 154— Retrato del Rey Don Fernando 11. / Alto, 2,23metros.—Ancho, 1,40metros.

Actas del envío de cuadros del Prado al Museo de Arte Moderno. Núm. 2966.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 368.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 33-L y 50-L.

Inscriptions +

I. LOZANO / 1851 (al pie del pedestal)
Inscribed in black. Front, lower left corner

1851
Inscribed in black. Front, lower left area

2966
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower left corner

D. FERNANDO II murio 1188
Inscribed in black. Front, lower area

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Madrid - Congreso de los Diputados (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Shield / Coat of Arms

Order of Saint James

Scepter/Sceptre

Crown / Wreath

Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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