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Roca y Delgado, Mariano de la
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Roca y Delgado, Mariano de la

Sevilla (Spain), 1825 - Madrid (Spain), 1872

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Sisebuto

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
P006910
Author
Roca y Delgado, Mariano de la
Title
Sisebuto
Date
1854
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 222 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Ossorio y Bernard, M., Galería biográfica de artistas españoles del Siglo XIX, Giner, Madrid, 1975, pp. 585.

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Barcelona. III, Cuenca y Segovia. Segovia. Alcázar, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VII, 1986, pp. 198.

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

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. 464-465.

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. 511.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2989.
D. Mariano de la Roca / 2989. Retrato del Rey Godo Sisebuto. / Lleva armadura, manto carmesi, en la mano izquierda unos papeles, y en la derecha una alabarda. / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies.

Inscriptions +

Mariano de la Roca / 1854
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

1854
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

SISEBUTO murió 621
Inscribed in orange. Front, lower area

2989
Inscribed in orange. Front, lower left corner

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Madrid - Congreso de los Diputados (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Weapons / Arms

Throne

Update date: 05-01-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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