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Sancho I of León
Valldeperas, Eusebio
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Valldeperas, Eusebio

Barcelona, 1827 - Madrid, 1900

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Sancho I of León

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
Valldeperas, Eusebio
Sancho I of León
Height: 222 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Royal Collection, 1862

Bibliography +

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

Orihuela, Mercedes y Cenalmor, Elena, El ''Prado disperso''. Obras depositadas en Almería y Jaén. Jaén. Museo, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 23, 2005, pp. 140.

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. 576-577.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2972.
D. Eusebio Valldeperas. / 2972. Retrato de d. Sancho 1º. / Viste tunica encarnada, sobre berta blanca y manto morado, y el cetro en la mano derecha. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies

Inscriptions +

Eusebio Valdeperas 1862
Signed and dated. Front, lower left corner

Back, lower left corner

Front, lower area


There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Úbeda - Ayuntamiento de Úbeda (Deposit)

Displayed objects +


Crown / Wreath

Update date: 02-07-2021 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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