Francisco de Goya

Francisco Bayeu y Subías

Clasificación
Francisco Bayeu y Subías
Datos Generales
Cronología
1795
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
112 x 84 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
25 Jan 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(P00721)
Historia

This portrait was painted immediately after the death of Francisco Bayeu. It was commissioned by his daughter and exhibited whilst still unfinished at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, in 1795.

The Museum of La Trinidad, Madrid, acquired it in 1866 from Andrés Mollinedo for the sum of four hundred escudos. From that institution it went to the Museum of the Academy of San Fernando, and then to the Prado Museum in 1872, but it was not put on display there until after 1876, remaining in storage until that time.

Análisis artístico

Despite the fact that Goya knew the physiognomy and features of his brother-in-law and master very well, in order to produce this painting the artist must have used a well-known self-portrait by Bayeu (Madrid, Royal Academy of San Fernando).

The figure is shown seated in an armchair, his face somewhat gaunt. In his right hand he holds a brush, with the additional accessories of the canvas and the palette that appear in the self-portrait that served as a model having been eliminated. The range of colours used in very limited: greys and greens in the dress coat, the waistcoat and the sash, which in turn are played off against the shine of the fabrics, giving the subject a great air of elegance.

For the sitter's biography, see Francisco Bayeu y Subías.

 

Exposiciones
  • Les chefs-d’œuvre du Musée du Prado
    Musée d’Art et d’Histoire
    Geneva
    1939
    consultant editors Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Pedro Muguruza Otaño. From June to September 1939
  • Goya and his times
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1963
    cat. 66
  • Goya
    Palacio de Pedralbes
    Barcelona
    1977
    from April 12th to June 30th 1977
  • Da El Greco a Goya
    Florence
    1986
  • Goya. La década de Los Caprichos
    Madrid
    1992
    organized by Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando sponsored by Fundación Central Hispano, Madrid, consultant editor Nigel Glendinnig. From October 26th 1992 to January 10th 1993
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    p. 75, cat. 357
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 170, cat. 345
  • vol. I, p. 290, cat. 335
  • Goya, su tiempo, su vida, sus obras
    MadridTipografía de Manuel G. Hernández, Impresor de la Real Casa
    1887
    p. 248, cat. LXXXVI
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. II, p. 122
  • Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
    1992
    p. 146, cat. 53
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    pp. 174 (il.), 362 y 363, cat. 85
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