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Manuel Flores Calderón
Esquivel, Antonio María
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Esquivel, Antonio María

Sevilla (Spain), 1806 - Madrid (Spain), 1857

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Manuel Flores Calderón

Ca. 1842. Oil on canvas.
Room 061

The portrait of Manuel Flores Calderón is part of an anthology of Spanish Romantic child portraits. Manuel is portrayed in front of a seascape, with two ships on the horizon. He rests his right hand on a boulder. Notable here is the painter´s special sensitivity at capturing the model´s natural elegance, which recalls English child portraits. The precise drawing and sober palette are emphasized by a few colorful touches, such as the boy´s red bowtie. These works were donated by Manuel Flores Calderón to the now-defunct Museum of Modern Art and accepted by Royal Order of 27 May 1911.


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Esquivel, Antonio María
Manuel Flores Calderón
Ca. 1842
Height: 139.3 cm; Width: 104.5 cm
Bequest of Manuel Flores Calderón to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1911

Bibliography +

El niño en el Museo del Prado, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1983, pp. 154.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 71.

Puente, Joaquín de la, Pintura Española del Siglo XIX. Catálogo, Moscu, 1987.

Diez, J.L; Barón, J., El siglo XIX en el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 151 / lám. 20.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 171.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo Arte Moderno, 1954. Núm. 148.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 48E.

Actas traslado de obras MEAC - Prado, 1971-1973. Núm. 135.

Inscriptions +

M.A.M. 48 (E)
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

Exhibitions +

El Siglo XIX en el Prado
31.10.2007 - 20.04.2008

Pintura española del siglo XIX: de Goya a Picasso
San Petersburgo
05.04.1987 - 08.06.1987

Pintura española del siglo XIX: de Goya a Picasso
25.02.1987 - 01.04.1987

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Room 061 (On Display)

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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