Francisco de Goya

Antonia Zárate

Clasificación
Antonia Zárate
Datos Generales
Cronología
1805 - 1806
Ubicación
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Dimensiones
103 x 82 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
National Gallery of Ireland
Ficha: realización/revisión
13 Apr 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(4539)
Historia

This painting came from the collections of Don Antonio Gil and Doña Adelaida Gil of Madrid, and later belonged to the collection of M. Knoedler and Sir Otto Beit, of London.

Análisis artístico

Doña Antonia Zárate was born in Barcelona in 1775. She was a famous theatre actress who used to perform in Madrid. Her husband, Bernardo Gil, was a singer, as well as a comic actor.

The subject is shown here seated on a large Louis XVI style sofa, upholstered in a yellow cloth that lends the painting a feeling of luminosity.

She is dressed in the fashion of the first decade of the 19th century, in a black, empire-line dress. Concealing the low-cut neckline is a piece of delicately painted lace edging, the painting of which shows the same mastery of technique as the fine mantilla that falls down over her shoulders and which leaves some of her curly hair visible. Her arms are covered by a pair of long white mittens.

This elegant woman looks straight out at the viewer, and her face has a lost, almost melancholy look about it.

According to Francisco Calvo, the dress and the figure's placement in front of a neutral background ties it to other portraits by Goya, such as Young Lady Wearing a Mantilla and Basquiña and Young Woman with Fan. Goya painted this same woman on two separate occasions. The other portrait (Antonia Zárate) of her is now in the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. The two portraits were displayed together for the first time in an exhibition in Madrid, in 2002.

Exposiciones
  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    Madrid
    1900
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
  • Spanish paintings
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1920
  • Stora Spanska Mästare
    Nationalmuseum
    Stockholm
    1959
  • Goya
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    París
    1961
    consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962
  • Goya and his times
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1963
    cat. 66
  • Goya. La imagen de la mujer
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2001
    from October 30th 2001 to February 10th 2002. Exhibitied also at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 10th to June 2nd 2002, consultant editor Francisco Calvo Serraller
  • Goya: Prophet der Moderne
    Alte Nationalgalerie
    Berlin
    2005
    from July 13th to October 3th 2005. Exhibitied also at the Kunsthistorischemuseum, Vienna, October 18th 2005 to January 8th 2006, consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    p. 159, cat. 446
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 262, cat. 892
  • vol. I, p. 345, cat. 562
  • CALVO SERRALLER, Francisco (comisario)
    Goya, la imagen de la mujer
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado y Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado
    2001
    pp. 274 y 275 (il.), cat. 76
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