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Gisbert Pérez, Antonio
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Gisbert Pérez, Antonio

Alcoy (Spain), 1834 - París (France), 1902

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Ca. 1854. 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.

Technical data

Inventory number
Gisbert Pérez, Antonio
Ca. 1854
Height: 220 cm; Width: 145 cm
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Espí Valdés, Adrián, Vida y obra del pintor Gisbert. Un quehacer artístico de alcance internacional que abarcó toda la segunda mitad del siglo XIX., Instituciò Alfons el Magnànim, Valencia, 1971.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. 784.

Orihuela Maeso, Mercedes y de Castro Sánchez, Mª Teresa, Presencia del Museo del Prado en el Congreso de los Diputados, Revista de las Cortes Generales, 73, 2008, pp. 470-471.

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

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 229.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 3002.
D. Antº Gisbert / 3002. Retrato del Rey Godo Recesvinto. / Con tunica corta, manto morado y en la mano derecha el cetro. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Location +

Madrid - Congreso de los Diputados (Deposit)

Displayed objects +


Update date: 28-01-2022 | Registry created on 09-10-2020

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