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Nero and Seneca
Barrón González, Eduardo
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Barrón González, Eduardo

Moraleja del Vino (Zamora, Spain), 1858 - Madrid (Spain), 1911

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Nero and Seneca

1904. Plaster.
On display elsewhere

Nero and Seneca was awarded a first-prize medal at the National Fine Arts exhibition in Madrid in 1904. Barrón never produced a final version of it, in bronze or marble, making this preparatory plaster of unusual size particularly important. It reveals the exquisite handling, technical skills and mastery of the classical idiom that characterise his style. On loan for many years to Cordoba Town Hall, where it was displayed in the entrance lobby, it has now returned to the Prado and has been the subject of a meticulous, two-year restoration. It depicts the Roman Emperor Nero (37 to 68AD), on the left, receiving instruction from his tutor and advisor, the Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC to 65AD).

Technical data

Inventory number
Barrón González, Eduardo
Nero and Seneca
Cast in a mould
Height: 210 cm; Width: 265 cm; Base/bottom: 120 cm
Museo de Arte Moderno

Bibliography +

Hernández Pascual, ''En el centenario de Eduardo Barrón (1858-1958)''. El Cristo de las Injurias y otros estudios artísticos., Zamora, 1959, pp. 81-93.

Pantorba, B. de, Historia y crítica de las Exposiciones Nacionales de Bellas Artes, Jesús Ramón García Rama, Madrid, 1980, pp. 186.

Mateos, M.A., Eduardo Barron, Escultor. 1858-1911, Casa de Cultura, Zamora, 1985.

Orihuela, Mercedes y Cenalmor, Elena, El ''Prado disperso''. Obras depositadas en Córdoba y Sevilla. I. Córdoba. Instituto Séneca, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 20, 2002, pp. 155.

Reyero, Carlos, Escultura, museo y estado en la España del siglo XIX: histo..., Fundación Eduardo Capa,, 2002, pp. 162-164.

Gutiérrez-Carbajal, Inés, Escultura del siglo XX en Zamora, Fundación Caja Rural de Zamora, 2021, pp. 69.

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Signed and dated. Plinth

Location +

Zamora - Museo de Zamora (Deposit)

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

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