Francisco de Goya

Self Portrait (Autorretrato)

Clasificación
Self Portrait (Autorretrato)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1797 - 1800
Ubicación
Musée Goya, Castres, France
Dimensiones
63 x 49 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Musée Goya, Castres
Ficha: realización/revisión
24 Feb 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(894-5-2)
Inscripciones

F.Goya (lower left).

Historia

This work was acquired from the collection of don Ángel Terradillos of Madrid by Marcel Briguiboul and donated to the Castres Museum by Pierre Briguiboul in 1894.

Análisis artístico

This self portrait is striking because the fifty-year-old painter is wearing glasses, perhaps due to the illness he suffered in 1792 which affected his hearing and also debilitated his sight. The artist also depicts himself wearing glasses in the self portrait preserved in the Bonnat Museum in Bayonne.

He is elegantly attired in a green jacket and white tie which is fastened at his thick neck. The white highlights on his buttons give depth and light to the composition. His dense grey hair is combed back, displaying his thick sideburns. He is gazing intensely at the spectator with a serious, tired look, contrasted against the dark background.

Some critics agree that this self portrait is very similar to one which appear in the large canvas Family of Charles IV (La Familia de Carlos IV), painted in 1800.

Exposiciones
  • Goya
    Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis
    The Hauge
    1970
    organized by Ministerio de Estado y Asuntos Culturales and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, July 4th to September 13th 1970. Exhibited also at the Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, October 25th to December 7th 1970, consultant editors Jeannine Baticle and A. B. de Vries
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    p. 50, cat. 331
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 189, cat. 680
  • Jeannine (comisaria) Baticle and A. B. (comisario) Vries
    Goya
    ParísMinistère d’Etat-Affaires culturelles y Réunion des Musées Nationaux
    1970
    cat. 31
  • vol. I, p.310, cat. 426
  • Julián Gállego
    Goya. Autorretratos de Goya
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros y Monte de Piedad de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1990
    p. 69
  • Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
    1992
    nº 61
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