Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Bank of Spain, Madrid, Spain
113 x 77 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Banco de España
Ficha: realización/revisión
26 Jan 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

See Don José de Toro.

In the Banco de San Carlos archives it says that payment for this work was made on 15 October 1787: "2,200 reales de vellón paid to the Painter Goya as follows: 2,000 reales de vellón for the portrait he has made of D. Xabier de Larumbe, Honorary Director General of the National Bank, and 200 paid to the gilder of the Frame created for the same portrait according to the receipt made out on this day."


Análisis artístico

Francisco Javier de Larrumbe (or Larumbe) was War Commissioner and Honorary Director General of the Banco de San Carlos, as well as being a Knight of the Order of Santiago.

In this three-quarter length portrait the subject is shown with his face turned slightly towards his right. He is wearing a white wig and is dressed in a black frock coat with embroidered edging, a red waistcoat and white shirt with frills at the neck and sleeves. On his chest he bears the Cross of Charles III, while under his arm he is carrying a tricorn hat. In his right hand, which is executed in great detail, he holds a walking cane with a gold top. The background is almost a flat wash with very faint highlights designed to give a sense of depth.

The sitter's slightly rosy face gazes at the viewer with an enigmatic, cold and calculating stare.

  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
  • Goya
    Festival Internacional de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari
  • 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
    consultant editor Valentín de Sambricio
  • Goya y la Constitución de 1812
    Museo Municipal de Madrid
    organized by Madrid Town Hall, consultant editor José Manuel Pita Andrade. From December 1982 to January 1983
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    p. 44, cat. 325
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    p. 95, cat. 227
  • vol. I, p. 273, cat. 243
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    vol. II, pp. 55 y 56
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    MadridAmigos del Museo del Prado
    pp. 124 y 125 (il.), cat. 6
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