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Flevit super illam
Simonet Lombardo, Enrique
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Simonet Lombardo, Enrique

Valencia, 1866 - Madrid, 1927

Simonet Lombardo, Enrique See author's file

Flevit super illam

1892. Oil on canvas.
Room 061A

Simonet´s work is based on a passage from the Gospel of Saint Luke (19: 41) which prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem: “Videns Jesus civitatem flevit super illam” (And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it). Simonet focuses on conveying Christ?s most human aspect, while his intention to offer a realistic depiction led him to travel to Palestine to see the actual Biblical setting and appropriate figure types for his subject. Sent back to Spain to demonstrate his progress during his fourth study year in Rome, the painting won a First Class medal at the International Fine Arts Exhibition in Madrid in 1892.

Signed and dated.


Technical data

Inventory number
Simonet Lombardo, Enrique
Flevit super illam
Height: 296 cm; Width: 550 cm
Museo de Arte Moderno, 1902-1971; Museo del Prado, 1971

Bibliography +

Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Extracto del catálogo, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Málaga, 1933, pp. 156.

Palomo Díaz, Francisco J., Estudio de la obra de Enrique Simonet Lombardo., Jábega, 30, 1980, pp. 41-56 [48].

Pantorba, B. de, Historia y crítica de las Exposiciones Nacionales de Bellas Artes, Jesús Ramón García Rama, Madrid, 1980, pp. 145.

Palomo Díaz, Francisco J., Vida y obra de Enrique Simonet Lombardo., Jábega, 29, 1980, pp. 50-60 [52-56].

Museo Nacional del Prado, Maestros de la pintura valenciana: del siglo XIX en el Museo, Museo Nacional del PradoAutoridad Portuaria, Madrid, 1997.

Orihuela, Mercedes y Cenalmor, Elena, El ''Prado disperso''. Obras depositadas en Málaga. I. Museo de Málaga, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 21, Madrid, 2003, pp. 112.

Barón, Javier, The Spanish presence at Philadelphia's Centennial Exhibition and Chicago's world's Columbian, Collecting spanish art. Spain's golden age and America's Gilded Age., 2012, pp. 65-93 [88].

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 549.

Martínez, Vicent J., Desvelando el universo, "Flevit super illam", Métode, 91,, 2016, octubre, pp. 111.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 34S.

Inscriptions +

Signed and dated. Front, lower left corner

Location +

Room 061A (On Display)

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 26-02-2016

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