- Ca. 1793 - 1794
- 225 x 150 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on canvas
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- Private collection
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 18 Feb 2010 / 15 Sep 2022
This portrait belonged to its subject until 1794 when it passed into the possession of the Marquis of Valencia del Alcor in Seville, subsequently belonging to the Marquis of Montilla, also in Seville.
Goya also painted a half-length portrait of the same figure.
In this case, General Ricardos is pictured in a standing position with his legs crossed, leaning on a cannon on top of which he has placed his hat. He seems to be pointing to the battle front which was the scene of his victory with his left hand. He wears the uniform of a Captain-General and the insignia of the Order of Charles III and the Order of Santiago. The dark tones of his frock coat contrast with the lighter hues of his trousers and waistcoat. The subject is standing in an outdoor setting: the stormy skies attract the viewer's attention and give the composition a rather foreboding air.
For more biographical information see El general Antonio Ricardos y Carrillo de Albornoz.
Francisco de Goya. IV Centenario de la capitalidadorganized by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Dirección General de Bellas Artes at the Casón del Buen RetiroMadrid1961consultant editor Valentín de Sambriciocat. 6
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Francisco de Goya, IV Centenario de la CapitalidadMadridExcmo. Ayuntamiento de Madrid y Dirección General de Bellas Artes1961p.23
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970p. 170, cat.338
vol. I, p.29, cat.329
Sobre el retrato del general Ricardos que pintó GoyaAcademia50Madrid1980
La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando1992nº 64