Francisco de Goya

Charles IV (Carlos IV)

Clasificación
Charles IV (Carlos IV)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1789
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
127 x 94 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
15 Feb 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(P07102)
Historia

Goya was commissioned to paint this work, together with its companion piece, María Luisa de Parma, Queen of Spain, by the Spanish Mint and it was in the Finance Ministry until 1911, when it entered the Prado Museum.

Análisis artístico

This is one of the replicas that Goya made of the portraits of King Charles IV and Queen María Luisa de Parma to mark the coronation of December 1788.

The slightly more than half-length portrait shows the king standing, wearing a dusted wig. He is dressed in court attire, with a richly embroidered red velvet dress coat, lace ruff and cuffs, and matching red waistcoat and breeches. On his chest are the necklace of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the sash of San Genaro and the original sash of the Order of Charles III. On the right-hand side, in the background, we can see the two royal symbols: the crown and the ermine robe. In this version of the work the background is especially dark.

Exposiciones
  • Francisco de Goya. IV Centenario de la capitalidad
    organized by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Dirección General de Bellas Artes at the Casón del Buen Retiro
    Madrid
    1961
    consultant editor Valentín de Sambricio
  • Goya luces y sombras
    CaixaForum
    Barcelona
    2012
    consultant editors José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Marqués. From March 16th to June 24th 2012
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 98, cat. 285
  • José Luis Morales Y Marín
    Las parejas reales de Goya. Retratos de Carlos IV y María Luisa de Parma
    ZaragozaReal Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
    1997
    cat. 4, p. 19
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