Francisco de Goya

The Infante Francisco de Paula (Francisco de Paula Antonio de Borbón y Borbón-Parma, infante de España)

Clasificación
The Infante Francisco de Paula (Francisco de Paula Antonio de Borbón y Borbón-Parma, infante de España)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1800
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
74 x 60 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
07 Mar 2010 / 04 Aug 2015
Historia

This work comes from the Royal Collection. In 1814 it was housed in the Royal Palace in Madrid. It entered the Prado Museum's collection some time before 1834, since it appears in the inventory of the Royal Museum for that year, very probably together with the Family of Charles IV (La familia de Carlos IV). It appears for the first time in the Prado's catalogue in the 1872 edition.

Análisis artístico

This is the most completed of the ten sketches of individual figures which Goya produced during his visits to Aranjuez in preparation for the group portrait Family of Charles IV. It is one of five housed in the Prado Museum.

Francisco de Paula Antonio of Bourbon (Madrid, 1795-1865) was the youngest son of Charles IV and María Luisa of Parma, although there was a popular rumour that he was actually the son of Manuel Godoy (then Prime Minister) as part of the defamation campaign against the Favourite and the Queen. He married his niece, Luisa Carlota of Bourbon-Dos Sicilias in 1819, and the couple produced a son, the Infante Francisco of Assisi, who would eventually become the consort to Queen Isabel II.

The half-length portrait is made especially attractive by the child's evident personality. He is shown wearing the sash and cross of the Order of Charles III.

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
    Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis
    The Hauge
    1970
    organized by Ministerio de Estado y Asuntos Culturales and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, July 4th to September 13th 1970. Exhibited also at the Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, October 25th to December 7th 1970, consultant editors Jeannine Baticle and A. B. de Vries
  • Exposición de pintura española
    Belgrade
    1981
  • Da El Greco a Goya
    Florence
    1986
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Goya luces y sombras
    CaixaForum
    Barcelona
    2012
    consultant editors José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Marqués. From March 16th to June 24th 2012
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Boston
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 197, cat. 786
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 311, cat. 430
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    pp. 204 (il.) y 383, cat. 109
    1996
    Museo del Prado
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