- 1780 - 1785
- Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
- 267 x 165 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Hamburger Kunsthalle
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 11 Nov 2010 / 14 Sep 2022
Velazquez le pintó ("Velázquez painted him", lower left-hand corner).
Goya le dibuxó ("Goya drew him", lower right-hand corner).
See Philip III.
This preparatory drawing for the etching in which Goya copies Velázquez's painting of Barbarossa is much the same as the finished work. Standing out against the intensely dark background is the figure of Philip IV's buffoon, dressed as a Turk, or at least dressed as he imagined a Turk should dress.
Goya's copy of this particular painting by the Sevillian artist has fewer complications in comparison with some of his other works that Goya worked on. The clothing has few folds and the background is completely neutral. Goya does not forget to include the shadow connecting the figure to the space around him, a device which serves to create the illusion of depth.
Alcuni stati inediti delle copie di Velázquez incise da GoyaEmporiumCXXVIII, 7681958pp. 252, fig. 10
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 99
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 28