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Ordoño II of León
Lozano, Isidoro
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Lozano, Isidoro

Logroño, 1826 - Toledo?, 1895

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Ordoño II of León

1853. Oil on canvas. On display elsewhere

The Chronological Series of the Kings of Spain was a museum project planned in 1847 by José de Madrazo to adorn four of the new rooms at the Real Museo de Pinturas (Royal Museum of Paintings), then under his direction. At the height of the confrontation between the supporters of Isabella II and the Carlists, who denied the sovereign’s right to occupy the throne because she was a woman, the queen assented to the creation and display of a portrait gallery that would represent all the preceding monarchs in chronological order. To fill the gaps of the medieval kings, of whom there were no images in the Royal Collections, portraits were commissioned from a number of young painters. At the same time, given that the clear political purpose of the series was to provide visual legitimisation for Isabella’s right to the crown, a special effort was made to represent the queens of Spain’s history. Ordoño II was king of Galicia and León from 914 until 924.

Technical data

Inventory number
P006404
Author
Lozano, Isidoro
Title
Ordoño II of León
Date
1853
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 224 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1853

Bibliography +

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Asturias. Covadonga. Basílica, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VI, 1985, pp. 116.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº2974.

Remis Fernández, J., Las pinturas del Prado en Covadonga, La Nueva España. Oviedo, LXXII, 2008-01-30.

Díez, José Luis, La pintura isabelina: arte y política, Real Academia de Historia, 2010, pp. 59-70.

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general., Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 510.

Barón, Javier, 'Apéndices al catálogo. Retratos de la Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España depositados en el Museo de Covadonga' En: Museo de Covadonga. Catálogo de sus colecciones, Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, Madrid, 2018, pp. 371-403 [400-402 SC16].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2974.
D. Isidoro Lozano. / 2974. Retrato de D. Ordoño 2º. / Lleva tunica corta color verde y manto encarnado, y en la mano derecha el cetro. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Inscriptions +

J. Lozano / 1853
Front, lower right corner

1853
Front, lower right corner

2974
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

D. ORDOÑO II murio 923
Inscribed in black. Front, lower central area

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Covadonga - Museo de Covadonga (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Scepter/Sceptre

Ceramic floor

Crown / Wreath

Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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