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James II of England
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James II of England

1675 - 1700. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This canvas is one of a group of portraits collected by María Luisa de Orleans (1662-1689), first wife of Carlos II of Spain, which would become part of the Royal Collection. Some of these paintings must have decorated the Queen´s Gallery in the Alcázar (Madrid), a representation space where the Queen launched a decorative and iconographic program of exaltation of her dynasty. Others would be portraits of smaller relatives, generally of bust, that the sovereign would receive as a gift from them and that would decorate the private rooms of her room.

The presence in this gallery of portraits of members of the English Royal Family would be justified by the ties, relatives of María Luisa on the maternal side, since his mother Enriqueta de Inglaterra (P2400) was the sister of Charles II (1630-1685) and Jacobo II (1633-1701). This presence would be perfectly justified because it is an official space where it tries to highlight, more than the emotional bond, the dynastic importance of the sovereign and its connections with the Royal Houses.

Technical data

Inventory number
James II of England
1675 - 1700
Height: 105 cm.; Width: 86 cm.
Retratos reales vinculados a la dinastía de María Luisa de Orleans
Royal Collection (Palacio del Buen Retiro, Madrid, 1794, nº 878)

Bibliography +

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

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

Puerto Mendoza, Eduardo, Una serie de retratos de escuela francesa del Museo del Prado en relación con la colección de María Luisa de Orleans: sugerencias y precisiones, Philostrato. Revista de Historia y Arte, 4, Madrid, 2018, pp. 5-32 [21].

Other inventories +

Inv. Felipe V, Furriera del Rey, 1747. Núm. 299.
Ottro Rettrato ttambien de un general armado de la casa de Francia con un Vastton en la mano de vara y quartta de Caida y vara de ancho escuela francesa en ttrescienttos y sesenta Rs de vellón

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Buen Retiro, 1794. Núm. 878.
Otra [pintura], Copia de Rigau, con el retrato de medio cuerpo de un personage, de vara y quarta de alto, y vara de ancho...100

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2391.
Escuela francesa / 2391. Retrato de un rey de Francia. / Alto 3 pies, 9 pulg; ancho 3 pies, 1 pulg.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 2111dd.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1910. Núm. 2410.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1972. Núm. 2410.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in white. Front, lower right corner

Inscribed in orange. Front, lower central area

Inscribed. Back, Upper area

Numo. 2391 - Monton. 3 - / Retto. de un principe con / armadura y peluca ru- / bia y en la mano izqda / el Cetro.
Handwritten label in black ink. Stretcher, crossbeam


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Update date: 28-08-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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