Francisco de Goya

Clara de Soria

Clara de Soria
Datos Generales
Ca. 1804 - 1808
Private collection, París, France
112 x 80 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Ficha: realización/revisión
21 Mar 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

Along with the portrait Boy from the Soria Family, in 1900 this work belonged to the Rothschild family in the castle of Ferrieres, on the outskirts of Paris. Both paintings were confiscated by the Nazis in 1941, with that of the Soria boy ending up in the hands of Hitler himself, whilst that of Clara was appropriated by minister Goering. In 1945, the Americans recovered them from a salt mine in Salzburg.

Análisis artístico

Unlike other portraits of children by Goya, both this work and its pair, Boy from the Soria Family, stand apart in that the painter has represented the children as if they were adults, posing like grown-ups, with no props or toys to distract them.

In this portrait, the girl Clara poses attentively before the painter. She looks out at the viewer with a faint smile on her lips. She is dressed as an adult, wearing a long dress, and holds a book in her right hand. Behind her is an empty, neutral background.

  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    p. 349, cat. 67
  • Michel Florisoone
    Chefs d'ouvre de la vie retrouvée
    Art et style
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    p. 199, cat. 833
  • Enrique Lafuente Ferrari
    Goya. Antecedentes, Coincidencias e Influencias del arte de Goya
    MadridSociedad Española de Amigos del Arte
    pp. 36 y 37
  • vol. I, p. 332, cat. 518
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