CHAMPAGNE CRESPI A. DEL SARTO RUBENS RUBENS TIZIANO TIZIANO TURQUI VELAZQUEZ
"PAINTINGS OF THE KING OF SPAIN, D. FERNANDO VII" (1826 - 1837)
This collection consists of 226 lithographs that were made between 1826 and 1837 with the approval of the King of Spain D. Fernando VII and, after his death, also of his daughter, the Queen Isabel II.
All the sheets were printed into the Royal Lithographic Establishment of Madrid, a center specially created for that purpose, and directed by José de Madrazo. The prints were made by the best lithographers of the that time; At first they were French and Italian, because the lithography was an innovative technique unknown in Spain. The first lithograph made by a Spanish artists were published in October 1826, six months after the first issue of this collection.
The lithographs that made up this collection were the copies of the works of art belonging to the Crown of Spain that they were exhibited into the Royal Museum of Madrid, at that time, recently inaugured. Today called, the Prado Museum of Madrid.
The main purpose of this collection was the procurement of funds from citizens through the dissemination of art; however, very few copies were sold because of the high price of each lithograph. These varied depending on the quality of the paper on which it was printed. The one of lesser value was the printed on aviteled paper (100 reais), following the printed on Chinese paper (112 reais), continuing with the printed "before handwriting" on imperial paper (200 reais) and culminating with the printed "before handwriting" on Chinese paper (212 reais).
The collection of the 9 original lithographs that I show here has a Certificate of Authenticity issued by the firm "Investigación y Arte" from Madrid (Spain) and the price of each one of them, without frame, is of USD 6,000; The shipping costs will be payed by the buyer. If you are interested in any of them, you can contact me at the email: firstname.lastname@example.org.