Francisco de Goya

Antonio Valdés

Clasificación
Antonio Valdés
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1783 - 1789
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
79 x 103 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Ficha: realización/revisión
29 Jun 2010 / 21 Feb 2014
Historia

In 1989 this painting was purchased for 48 million pesetas at an auction held in the Ritz Hotel in Madrid.

Análisis artístico

The painting depicts the man who was to become Minister of the Marine under Charles IV of Spain.

It can be dated between 1783 and 1789, since it represents the sitter in the uniform of a rear admiral.

In this three-quarter length work the subject is dressed in a dark frock coat and waistcoat. In his left hand he is holding a document, while the right hand is hidden inside his waistcoat.

As in the majority of Goya's portraits, he is pictured against a dark background which highlights the figure. His face, painted in lighter hues, looks directly and firmly at the viewer.

A copy of the painting is housed in the Naval Museum in Madrid.

 

Exposiciones
  • Goya et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    Paris
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • “Un particular dejó sin un Goya a la DGA”
    Heraldo de Aragón
    A.v.
    1989
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