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Tulga
Sáez y Glanadell, Agustín
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Sáez y Glanadell, Agustín

Murcia (Spain), 1828 - Manila (Philippines), 1891

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Tulga

Ca. 1854. Oil on canvas.
On display elsewhere

Tulga was a king of the Visigoths from 640 to 642. 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
P005830
Author
Sáez y Glanadell, Agustín
Title
Tulga
Date
Ca. 1854
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 222 cm; Width: 140 cm
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1854

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.

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. 528.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 3007.
D.A.Saez. / 3007. Retrato del Rey Godo Tulga. / Tiene tunica amarilla, manto azul forrado en blanco, con la mano derecha da limosna a un pobre, y la izquierda tiene el bolsillo. / Alto 8 pies; ancho 5 pies

Inscriptions +

A. Sáez
Signed. Front, lower left corner

3007
Back, lower left corner

TULGA murió 640
Stretcher

Location +

Lugo - Diputación Provincial de Lugo (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Crown / Wreath

Update date: 24-12-2021 | Registry created on 08-04-2016

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