Francisco de Goya

Ferdinand VII with Robes of State (Fernando VII con manto real)

Clasificación
Ferdinand VII with Robes of State (Fernando VII con manto real)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1814 - 1815
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
208 x 142.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
15 Apr 2010 / 01 Oct 2012
Inventario
203 (P00735)
Historia

The person or organization responsible for commissioning Goya to paint this work remains unknown. It belonged to the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, which sent it to the Museum of La Trinidad in 1871. It has been the property of the Prado Museum since 1872.

Análisis artístico

For the subject's face in this portrait, Goya used the sketch that he made in 1808 and which he would make use of for all of his portraits of this king, which is why the face is always the same and is always at the same angle.

The monarch is shown posing in his red ermine-lined gold-edged robes. In his right hand he holds his baton, whilst his left hand holds open the robe. Across his chest is the sash of the Order of Charles III and the emblem of the Order of the Golden Fleece hangs around his neck.

Margarita Moreno is of the opinion that, unlike the excellent portrait of Ferdinand VII at a camp, this is an inferior portrait, and it is difficult to recognise Goya's style in the profusion of confused brushstrokes we see here, which fail to achieve the brilliant effect that we are used to seeing in the artist's work.

For further biographical information, see Ferdinand VII.

 

Exposiciones
  • Goya
    Palacio de Pedralbes
    Barcelona
    1977
    from April 12th to June 30th 1977
  • Goya. Das Zeitalter der Revolucionen. Kunst um 1800 (1789 – 1830)
    Kunsthalle
    Hamburg
    1980
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    p. 193, cat. 480
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 297, cat. 1540
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 361, cat. 632
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 35
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    pp. 245 (il.), 414 y 415, cat. 145
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués
    pp. 374, 375 (il.) y 376, cat. 125
    2008
    Museo Nacional del Prado
  • www.museodelprado.es, consultada el 16-04-2010
    16-04-2010
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