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View of Madrid from the River Manzanares
Beruete, Aureliano de
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Beruete, Aureliano de

Madrid (Spain), 1845 - Madrid (Spain), 1912

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View of Madrid from the River Manzanares

1908. Oil on canvas. Room 060A

This painting is an example of Beruete´s paintings of scenes from around Madrid, many of which have the Manzanares river as their protagonist. While water occupies more than half of the canvas, the city is recognizable at the top. The huge volume of the Royal palace is visible, along with the red silhouette of the steeple of the New Church of Santa Cruz and the domes of other churches, such as San Andrés and San Francisco el Grande. Washhouses, picnic spots, mills and inns suggest everyday life in Madrid. This work is a magnificent example of the characteristics of Beruete´s mature style, in which his proximity to French impressionism stands out. It reveals the artist´s concern to capture the quality of light and its play of colors, thus achieving spectacular effects in the reflections on the river´s water. The brushstrokes are very free, with a lot of paint and a rapid, nervous application. This painting was donated by the painter´s widow, María Teresa Moret, to the National Museum of Modern Art in 1922. That museum´s collection was later absorbed by the Prado Museum.

Technical data

Inventory number
P004252
Author
Beruete, Aureliano de
Title
View of Madrid from the River Manzanares
Date
1908
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 57.5 cm.; Width: 81 cm.
Provenance
Bequest of Aureliano de Beruete y Moret for the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1913

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 39.

Puente, Joaquín de la, Pintura Española del Siglo XIX. Catálogo, Moscu, 1987.

Czymmek, Götz, Landschaft Im Licht. Impressionische Malerei in Europa Und Nordameri Ka. 1860-1910, Wallraf: Richartz: Museum Köln, Köln, 1990.

Díez, José Luis, Da Goya a Picasso. La Pittura Spagnola Dell'Ottocento, Mazzotta, Milan, 1991, pp. 184.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura española del siglo XIX: del neoclasicismo al modernismo : obras maestras del Museo del Prado y colecciones españolas, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Cooperación Cultural, Madrid, 1992, pp. 192.

Confines. Miradas, Discursos, Figuras en los Extremos del Siglo XX, Comunidad, Madrid, 2000.

Memoria de Pío Baroja / [ textos Xavier Agenjo Bullón... et al.], Ayuntamiento de Madrid: Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Madrid, 2006.

Díez ,J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 103.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 54-B.

Inv. Museo Arte Moderno, 1954. Núm. 65.

Actas traslado de obras MEAC - Prado, 1971-1973. Núm. 927 (bis).

Exhibitions +

Memoria de Pío Baroja
Madrid
14.09.2006 - 03.12.2006

Confines, miradas, discursos y figuras en dos cambios de siglo. 1900-2000
Madrid
26.04.2000 - 16.07.2000

El 98 en Madrid
Madrid
01.01.1998 - 15.06.1998

Pintura española del siglo XIX. Del neoclasicismo al modernismo
Bilbao
03.04.1992 - 17.05.1992

Pintura española del Siglo XIX: de Goya a Picasso
Milán
18.10.1991 - 08.01.1992

Landscraft in Licht - El paisaje impresionista en Europa y América del Norte
Zurich
03.08.1990 - 21.10.1990

Landscraft in Licht - El paisaje impresionista en Europa y América del Norte
Colonia
05.04.1990 - 01.07.1990

Pintura española del siglo XIX: de Goya a Picasso
San Petersburgo
05.04.1987 - 08.06.1987

Pintura española del siglo XIX: de Goya a Picasso
Moscú
25.02.1987 - 01.04.1987

Location +

Room 060A (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 12-03-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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