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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

Beruete, Aureliano de See author's file

View of Madrid from the River Manzanares

1908. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

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
Beruete, Aureliano de
View of Madrid from the River Manzanares
Height: 57.5 cm; Width: 81 cm
Bequest of María Teresa Moret to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1922; Museo de Arte Moderno; 1922-1971.

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 +

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

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

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

Inscriptions +

A. de Beruete
Signed. Front, lower right corner


Galerie Heinemann. Munchen Katalog. N. 57481

Exhibitions +

Memoria de Pío Baroja
14.09.2006 - 03.12.2006

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

El 98 en Madrid
01.01.1998 - 15.06.1998

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

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

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

Landscraft in Licht - El paisaje impresionista en Europa y América del Norte
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
25.02.1987 - 01.04.1987

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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