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Sancho II of Castile and León
Valldeperas, Eusebio
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Valldeperas, Eusebio

Barcelona, 1827 - Madrid, 1900

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Sancho II of Castile and León

1851. Oil on canvas. On display elsewhere

Sancho II (1038-1072), called the Strong, was King of Castile and León (1072). 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 II of Castile and León
Height: 222 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Orihuela, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Lugo. Seminario Conciliar, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 8, 1987, pp. 202.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. 774.

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.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2962.
D. Eusebio Valldeperas / 2962. Retrato de cuerpo entero de D. Sancho 2º / Lleva cota de malla y viste tunica amarillosa y manto carmesi forrado de armiño, el cual tiene cogido con la mano derecha, y con la izquierda el pomo de la espada. Tiene marco amarillo con filetes dorados. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Inscriptions +

E. Valldeperas, 1851
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner

Back, lower right area

D. SANCHO II murió 1073
Front, lower area


There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Lugo - Diputación Provincial de Lugo (Deposit)

Displayed objects +


Crown / Wreath

Update date: 02-07-2021 | Registry created on 02-06-2018

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