Francisco de Goya

El rey Carlos IV

Clasificación
El rey Carlos IV
Datos Generales
Cronología
1789
Ubicación
Museum of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Dimensiones
152 x 110 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 / 24 Sep 2012
Inventario
143 (en depósito)
Historia

This work, together with its companion piece, Queen María Luisa, entered the collection of the Prado Museum in 1911, from the Finance Ministry. From 1925 to 1961 they were both stored at the Museum of San Telmo, in San Sebastián, and were moved to the Museum of Zaragoza in 1972.

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.

In this three-quarter-length portrait, the king is shown standing, life size. His head, wearing a white, dusted wig, stands out clearly against the dark background. He is dressed in French-style court attire, with a richly embroidered, blue velvet dress coat, lined with white satin, waistcoat, breeches, white ruff and lace cuffs. Around his waist he wears a ceremonial sword and on his chest are the necklace and red sash of the Order of the Golden Fleece, the blue sash of French Order of the Holy Ghost and the insignia and original sash of the Order of Charles III. On the right, in the background, we can see the two royal symbols: the crown and the ermine robe. Completing the decoration is a striking, and rather ostentatious, yellowish-green drape, arranged diagonally across the composition.

Some researchers have declared this painting to be a workshop piece, possibly with the intervention of Agustín Esteve.

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
  • El arte de Goya
    Museo de Arte Occidental de Tokio
    Tokyo
    1971
    from 16th 1971 to January 23th 1972. Exhibited also at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, January 29th to March 15th 1972.
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 98, cat. 283
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    cat. 285
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Las parejas reales de Goya. Retratos de Carlos IV y María Luisa de Parma
    José Luis Morales Y Marín
    cat. 3, p. 19.
    1997
    Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
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