Francisco de Goya

Coat of Arms of Jovellanos (Escudo de armas de Jovellanos)

Clasificación
Coat of Arms of Jovellanos (Escudo de armas de Jovellanos)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1798
Dimensiones
47 x 61 mm
Técnica y soporte
Etching
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Ficha: realización/revisión
15 Nov 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inscripciones

Del S.or Jovellanos ("Of the Señor Jovellanos", handwritten in ink at the top, in the centre). Goya (handwritten in ink in the lower left-hand corner).

Historia

See The Blind Guitarist.

Only two state proofs of this etching are known to exist.

The etching came from the collection of Manuel Castellano, as stated in the Memoria de la Biblioteca Nacional en los años 1875 y 1876, p. 84. A.G.A. Spanish Ministry of Development. National Library (6586-75).

Análisis artístico

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (Gijón, 1744- Navia, 1811) was a Spanish ilustrado writer, lawyer and politician, with whom Goya maintained a close friendship which lasted right up to the Asturian's death. It may have been this relationship that prompted the painter from Aragón to make an etching of the coat of arms of the Jovellanos family, who were of noble birth although they lacked any great fortune. This print was probably meant to be used as the ex-libris for one of Jovellanos' books.

It was not the only work that Goya carried out for his friend: between 1797 and 1798 he also painted his portrait, whilst Jovellanos was Minister for Grace and Justice.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición de la obra grabada de Goya
    Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte
    Madrid
    1928
    catalogue by Miguel Velasco Aguirre
  • Grabados y dibujos de Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1946
    catalogue Elena Páez Ríos
  • Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1746-1828: restrospective
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    París
    1961
  • Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional. Exposición de grabados y dibujos en el sesquicentenario de su muerte
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1978
    May - June 1978
  • Jovellanos aficionado y coleccionista
    Museo-Casa Natal de Jovellanos
    Gijón
    1994
    from November 26th 1994 to January 29th 1995
Bibliografía
  • Aureliano de Beruete Y Moret
    Goya, grabador
    MadridBlass S.A.
    1918
    cat. 267
  • Tomás Harris
    Goya engravings and lithographs, vol. I y II.
    Bruno Cassirer
    1964
    cat. 22
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    cat. 747
  • SANTIAGO, Elena M. (coordinadora)
    Catálogo de las estampas de Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional
    MadridMinisterio de Educación y Cultura, Biblioteca Nacional
    1996
    cat. 63
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