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Gundemar
Montañés y Pérez, Bernardino
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Montañés y Pérez, Bernardino

Zaragoza (Spain), 1825 - Zaragoza (Spain), 1893

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Gundemar

1858. 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
P005863
Author
Montañés y Pérez, Bernardino
Title
Gundemar
Date
1858
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 222 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1854; Museo de Arte Moderno (1896-1971)

Bibliography +

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Barcelona. I. Gobierno Civil, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VII, Madrid, 1986, pp. 49.

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. 418-419.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Adiciones, 1857-1868. Núm. 3024.
3024. Gundemaro. De Montañés. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1889. Núm. 191.

Actas del envío de cuadros del Prado al Museo de Arte Moderno. Núm. 3024.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 152.

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899. Núm. 274.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LAMINAS. / MONTAÑÉS (D. Bernardino) [...] 274.- El Rey Gundemaro. / Alto 2'22 metros. Ancho 1'40 metros.

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1900. Núm. 470.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LÁMINAS. / Montañes (D. Bernardino) [...] 470.- El Rey Gundemaro. / Alto 2'22 metros. Ancho 1'40 metros.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 78-M y 113-M.

Inscriptions +

1858. B. Montañés.
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower right corner

1858
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower right corner

3024
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower right corner

FLAVIUS GUNDE [MA] RUS / REX / Venerabilibus Patribus nostris / Carthaginensibus Sacerdotibus. / IN SYNODO TOLETANA / AERA-DCXXXXVIII./ IN NOMINE CRHISTI. AMEN. [sobre el pergamino]
Inscribed in red color. Front, central area

GUNDEMARO murió 612
Inscribed in golden colour. Front, lower central area

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Barcelona - Palacio de Capitanía General de Barcelona (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Document

Throne

Scepter/Sceptre

Crown / Wreath

Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 10-03-2016

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