Francisco de Goya

The Duke of San Carlos (El duque de San Carlos) (reduction)

Clasificación
The Duke of San Carlos (El duque de San Carlos) (reduction)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1815
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
77 x 60 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
19 Apr 2010 / 06 Mar 2012
Historia

Some writers claim that this work could be a reduced-size replica of the official portrait, made by the painter for the duke's personal collection. The work was later in the collection of the Marquis of La Torrecilla, in Madrid, and then in that of the Marquis of Santa Cruz, also in Madrid, who was a descendant of the sitter.

Análisis artístico

The reduction, considered by some scholars to be an autograph work by Goya, reproduces all of the details of the original work exactly, albeit without achieving the masterful execution of the first portrait. The shapes are less defined, and the facial features are not captured as gracefully. The fundamental compositional difference between the original and the reduction, however, lies in the relationship between the figure and the surrounding space, since this painting is of a wider format and the duke appears somewhat isolated in the vastness of the unfurnished, objectless room in which he is depicted. The inscription that appears in the first version is also missing from this work.

Exposiciones
  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    Madrid
    1900
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
  • Exposición histórico-artística del Centenario del Dos de Mayo
    Museo Arqueológico Nacional
    Madrid
    1908
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. II, p. 200, cat. 489
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 297, cat. 1544
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 362, cat. 636
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 129, cat. 591
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 38
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
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