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Gesalec
Patiño, Patricio
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Patiño, Patricio

El Toboso, Toledo, 1824, 1892

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Gesalec

Ca. 1855. Oil on canvas. On display elsewhere

Gesalic was a king of the Visigoths from 507 to 511. 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
P005828
Author
Patiño, Patricio
Title
Gesalec
Date
Ca. 1855
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 222 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, Madrid, 1987, pp. 202.

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

Díez, José Luis, La pintura isabelina, arte y política, Real Academia de Historia, Madrid, 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. 460-461.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2993.
Dn P. Patiño. / 2993. Retrato del Rey Godo Gesalico. / Con tunica corta, manto carmesi, / en la mano derecha un papel, y la / izquierda puesta al pecho. / Alto 8 pies; ancho 5 pies

Inscriptions +

P. Patiño
Inscribed. Front, Lower right area

2993
Inscribed. Front, lower right corner

GESALICO murió 510
Front, lower central area

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Lugo - Diputación Provincial de Lugo (Deposit)

Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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