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Sancho Garcés IV of Sobrarbe
Miranda y Rendón, Manuel
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Miranda y Rendón, Manuel

Grazalema, Cádiz, 1842, 1865

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Sancho Garcés IV of Sobrarbe

1862. 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
Miranda y Rendón, Manuel
Sancho Garcés IV of Sobrarbe
Height: 226 cm.; Width: 141 cm.
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Royal Collection, 1856

Bibliography +

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. II. Instituto de España, Boletín del Museo del Prado, I, 1980, pp. 106.

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

Díez, José Luis, La pintura isabelina, arte y política, Real Academia de Historia, Madrid, 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. 415.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Adiciones, 1857-1868. Núm. 3040.
3040. S. Sancho García 4º Rey de / Sobrarve de D. Manuel Miranda (A la derecha, En el Palacio Episcopal de Madrid)

Inscriptions +

miranda. 1862
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner

Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner


There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Madrid - Palacio Arzobispal de Madrid (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Weapons / Arms

Crown / Wreath


Update date: 14-01-2021 | Registry created on 19-02-2016

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