Francisco de Goya

Allegory of Faith (Alegoría de la Fe)

Clasificación
Allegory of Faith (Alegoría de la Fe)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1781
Ubicación
Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, Zaragoza, Spain
Dimensiones
16 m2
Técnica y soporte
Fresco painting
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Metropolitan Chapter of Zaragoza
Ficha: realización/revisión
10 Oct 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Historia

Goya had presented a first version of the sketches for the four pendentives of the cupola Regina Martyrum to the Building Committee of the Metropolitan Chapter of Zaragoza, but these were rejected on 10 March 1781. The second versions he submitted were accepted on 17 April, and Goya proceeded to paint the corresponding pendentive frescos, which represent allegories of four of the virtues: Faith, Patience, and Charity.

Análisis artístico

The representation of four virtues - two of the three so-called theological virtues, Faith and Charity; one of the cardinal virtues, Fortitude, and Patience) depict female figures dressed in vast mantles and seated on clouds. They are accompanied by the different attributes that identify them. The personifications are based on the iconography of the repertoire of allegories described in Cesare Ripa's Iconologia, a book containing many illustrations published in Europe from the end of the 16th century. Faith is depicted as a figure dressed all in white, carrying a chalice and the Sacrament in her right hand and a cross in her left. The veil which covers her head is particularly well executed.

There are clear similarities between this and the representation of the same virtue by Tiépolo which decorates the ceiling of the Throne Room of the Royal Palace in Madrid.

The Allegory of Faith is located on the north-east side of the cupola.

Conservación

1940. Restored by Ramón Stolz.

1967. Restored by the Central Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Artistic and Archaeological works (Instituto Central de Conservación y Restauración de Obras de Arte y de Arqueología).

1981–1982. Restored by Carlos Barboza and Teresa Grasa.

December 2005 – February 2007. Restored by the Spanish Institute of Historical Heritage (Instituto del Patrimonio Histórico Español) funded by the Caja Madrid Foundation.

Exposiciones
  • Restauración de la cúpula Regina Martyrum
    Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
    Zaragoza
    2007
    organized by the Fundación Caja Madrid and the Departamento de Conservación del Patrimonio Histórico Español. From March 29th 2007 to December 31st 2008
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 92, cat. 180
  • vol. I, p. 254, cat. 128
  • Eduardo, et al. Torra
    Regina Martirum Goya
    ZaragozaBanco Zaragozano
    1982
  • Julián Gállego and Tomás Domingo
    Los bocetos y las pinturas murales del Pilar
    col. Col. Mariano de Pano y Ruata
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada de Aragón
    1987
    pp. 52, 131-144
  • ANSÓN NAVARRO, Arturo
    Goya y Aragón. Familia, amistades y encargos artísticos
    col. Col. Mariano de Pano y Ruata
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada de Aragón
    1995
    pp. 127-141
  • Federico Torralba Soriano
    Las pinturas murales de Goya en Aragón
    MadridGobierno de Aragón y Electa España
    1996
    pp. 49-73
  • José Manuel, et al. Cruz Valdolivos
    La cúpula Regina martyrum de la Basílica del Pilar
    col. Colección Monumentos Restaurados
    MadridFundación Caja Madrid
    2008
Ficha en SAAC

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