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Soriano Murillo, Benito
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Soriano Murillo, Benito

Palma de Mallorca, 1827 - Madrid, 1891

Soriano Murillo, Benito See author's file

Witteric

Ca. 1859. 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
P006094
Author
Soriano Murillo, Benito
Title
Witteric
Date
Ca. 1859
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 224 cm.; Width: 140 cm.
Series
Serie Cronológica de los Reyes de España
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1854; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1896-1971

Bibliography +

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. IV. Universidad Complutense. Escuela Universitaria de Formación de Profesorado de E.G.B. ''Pablo Montesinos'', Boletín del Museo del Prado, II, 1981, pp. 60.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., La serie iconográfica de los reyes de España en relación con el Alcázar de Segovia, Segovia, 1984, pp. 33-41.

Noticias del Prado. Levantamiento de depósitos. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Casa Museo Colón, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 8, 1987, pp. 206.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº3023.

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. 462-463.

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. 550.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Adiciones, 1857-1868. Núm. 3023.
3023. Witerico. De Murillo / Alto 8 pies; Ancho 5 pies

Actas del envío de cuadros del Prado al Museo de Arte Moderno. Núm. 3023.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 371.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 109-M.

Inscriptions +

Murillo
Inscribed. Front, lower area

WITERICO murió 610
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower area

3023
Inscribed in red color. Front, lower right corner

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Madrid - Congreso de los Diputados (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

Sword

Cloak, Royal / Robes, Royal

Crown / Wreath

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

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