Record number 06/241
Author Amador De Los Rios, José, 1818 - 1878
TitleMonumentos Arquitectónicos De España. La Cámara Santa De La Catedral De Oviedo Y Sus Más Antiguos Monumentos Artístico-Industriales: Por El Exmo. É Illmo. Señor Don José Amador De Los Rios, Individuo De Número De Las Reales Academias De La Historia Y De Bellas Artes De San Fernando, Catedrático Del Doctorado Y Decano De La Facultad De Filosofía Y Letras De La Universidad Central, Inspector General De Instruccion Pública.
ImprintMadrid:: Publícase á expensas del Estado, bajo la inspeccion de la Real Academia De Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Editor: El Excmo. Señor Don José Gil Dorregaray., MDCCCLXXVII., Imprenta De T. Fortanet Y Calcografía Nacional.
Physical Description[2], 4, 63, [3] p., [8] pl.: [5] illus.; 744 mm.
Physical Description NoteThe plates do not carry numbers but are assigned numbers I to VIII in the Índice.
Content Format Note[T.p.] - Asturias. La Cámara Santa De La Catedral De Oviedo ... Introduccion - [Text] - Monumentos Arquitectonicos De España. La Cámara Santa ... Índice De Esta Monografía - [Plates].
Summary NoteSome copies have bound in the paper cover of this cuaderno, of which the title reads, 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España. Publicados de Rl. Orden y por disposicion del Ministerio de Fomento. Cuaderno No.'

The titles are in Spanish; the text is in Spanish and French in parallel.

The work describes the Cámara Santa of Orviedo cathedral, almost the only surviving part of the Romanesque cathedral commissioned by King Fruela I in 781 and enlarged under King Alfonso II in 802. The Cámara was remodelled in the late 12th century, destroyed in 1934 and rebuilt. It originally housed relics brought from Toledo. The text is in nine sections, describing: 1, 2. Cámara Santa, Antecámara, Torre de la catedral vieja; 3. Arca de las santas reliquias; 4. Cruces de los ángeles y de la victoria; 5. Cruces de San Salvador de Fuentes y de San Juan de Amandi; 6. Arquetas de Don Fruela y de Santa Eulalia; 7. Miniatura del Testamento del Rey Casto en el libro gótico; 8. Díptico de obispo Don Gonzalo; 9. Díptico Consular de la Catedral de Oviedo; conclusion.

The plates are captioned and show: 1. Seccion, planta y detalles de la Cámara Santa; 2. Compartimiento de la Antecámara; 3. Torre de la catedral vieja; 4. Arca de las santas reliquias; 5. Cruz apellidada de los ángeles; 6. Cruz de la victoria; 7. Cruces y arquetas de Astúrias; 8. Miniatura y díptico. In-text illustrations show an exterior view of the Cámara, an initial from a 9th-century codex, bas-reliefs of Sts. Peter and Paul from the early basilica of Oviedo, a cross from a manuscript of the Revelation of John, painted in 1178, and the consular diptych of Oviedo.

Plates 5-8 and two in-text illustrations are chromolithographs.
Responsibility NoteThe plates are signed as drawn by G. de la Gándara, R. Arredondo, F. Ruiz, R. Frassinelli and C.M. Vigit, and as engraved by E. Buxó, D. Martinez or F. Pilo or lithographed by Teo. Ruffle or J. Manzano.

Some engravings carry the printer's imprint of the Calcografia De La Impta. Nl.; some lithographs, that of the chromolithographer, J. Donon, Madrid.

The title-page vignette is signed as drawn by F. Madrazo and engraved by D. Martinez; the headpiece is signed as drawn by R. Frassineli; the woodcut on p.8 as by Severini; the other in-text illustrations are unsigned.
SubjectArchitecture - Monuments - Architecture details - Church decoration and ornament - Sculpture - Bas-reliefs - Reliquaries - Metal-work - Jewelry - Miniatures (paintings) - Diptychs - Churches - Spain - Galicia - Oviedo - History - 8th century - Romanesque
Christian art and symbolism
Art history - Spain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Chromolithographs - Lithographs - Colour printing - Spain - 19th century
Name as Subject Alfonso II, King of Asturias, fl. 791 - 842
Fruela I, King of Asturias, fl. 722 - 768
ReferencesJ. Sainz Rodríguez, Biografía de Amador de los Rios (1907).
Copy NoteOn the paper cover the words 'Cuaderno No.' have been crossed through in pencil, and the words 'Tom. IIII.' have been written in ink above.
Binding Note19th-century quarter brown calf, red cloth-covered boards; rebacked in 20th century, retaining earlier spine-piece lettered 'Monumentos Arquitectónicos De España - Tom. IV. - La Cámara Santa De La catedral De Oviedo - Antigua Sinagoga Hoy Igl. S. Maria La Blanca - Capilla De Santiago En Santa Maria - Salon De La Casa De Mesa - Tríptico-Relicario De Monasterio Cisterciense De Piedra En Aragon' and 'R.A.' Bound with others.
Variant TitleCámara Santa De La Catedral De Oviedo
Contributors Gil Dorregaray, José, 1882
Fortanet, T., fl. ca. 1876 - 1878?, printer
Madrazo Y Küntz, Federico de, 1815 - 1894, draughtsman
Martinez, D., fl. ca. 1877 - 1878?, engraver
Arredondo Y Calmache, Ricardo, 1850 - 1911, draughtsman
Buxó, Esteban, fl. 1859 - 1905, engraver
Frassinelli, R., fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Severini, fl. ca. 1877?, engraver
Gándara, G. de la, fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Ruiz, F., fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Vigit, C. M., fl. ca. 1877?, draughtsman
Pilo, F., fl. ca. 1877?, engraver
Rufflé, Teo., fl. ca. 1877 - 1879?, lithographer
Manzano, J., fl. ca. 1877?, lithographer
Donon, J., fl. ca. 1855 - 1882, lithographic printer
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento
Spain. Imprenta Y Calcografía Nacional. printer
Spain. Ministerio De Fomento. publisher
Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid). publisher
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