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King Charles IV
Barba, Ramón
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Barba, Ramón

Murcia, 1767 - Murcia, 1831

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King Charles IV

1815. Marble. Room 064

The King is portrayed as a Roman emperor, with laurel wreath and classical toga. Barba was one of the leading figures in the first generation of Spanish artists to train in Rome, where he lived from 1797 until 1822. He had been granted a pension by Charles IV, and when the King moved to Rome in 1812, after a period of exile in France, he was appointed Court Sculptor. Signed and dated.

Technical data

Inventory number
Barba, Ramón
King Charles IV
Height: 86.5 cm; Width: 67 cm; Base/bottom: 38 cm; Weight: 122.4 Kg
Royal Collection; MUseo de Arte Moderno

Bibliography +

Ossorio y Bernard, Manuel, Galería biográfica de artistas españoles del Siglo XIX, [s.n.], Madrid, 1883, pp. 68.

Pardo Canalis, Enrique, Escultores del siglo XIX, Instituto Diego Velázquez, Madrid, 1951, pp. 91.

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Barcelona. I. Ayuntamiento, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VII, 1986, pp. 58.

España 1808-1814: de súbditos a ciudadanos, Sociedad Est. de Conmemoraciones Culturales de La Mancha; Sociedad Don Quijote de Albacete, Albacete, 2008.

Museo Nacional del Prado, El siglo XIX en el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2010, pp. 94.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 290.
290. Un busto de marmol de Carrara que representa al rey D. Carlos 4º. / Su autor D. Ramón Barba año 1815. / Alto 2 pies, 7 pulg. / Id. la base 6 pulg // [Nota al margen:] pasó al Museo de Arte Moderno

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899. Núm. 10.
SECCIÓN DE ESCULTURA. / BARBA (D. Ramón) [...] 10.- El Rey D. Carlos IV (Busto de mármol). / Alto 0'86 metros. Ancho 0'70 metros.

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1900. Núm. 11.
SECCIÓN DE ESCULTURA. / Barba (D. Ramón) [...] 11.- El Rey D. Carlos IV (Busto en mármol). / Alto 0'86 metros. Ancho 0'70 metros.

Inscriptions +

Ron. Bba. Gdo.. Fte.. Roma · Año · / 1815
Signed and dated. On underside

6598 [¿?] Numeración borrada
Inscribed in black. On underside

Inscribed in black. On underside

Exhibitions +

España 1808-1814. De súbditos a ciudadanos
16.12.2008 - 14.06.2009

Location +

Room 064 (On Display)


Displayed objects +

Golden Fleece

Crown, Laurel / Wreath, Laurel

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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