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Nero and Seneca
Barrón González, Eduardo
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Barrón González, Eduardo

Moraleja del Vino, 1858 - Madrid, 1911

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Nero and Seneca

1904. Plaster

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
E000586
Author
Barrón González, Eduardo
Title
Nero and Seneca
Date
1904
Technique
Cast in a mould
Medium
Plaster
Dimension
Height: 210 cm.; Width: 265 cm.; Base/bottom: 120 cm.
Provenance
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: historia, significado y catálogo de la colección nacional de escultura moderna, 1856-1906, Fundacion Eduardo Capa, Alicante, 2002, pp. 162-164.

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Update date: 05-04-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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