- 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 Fran.co Goya as follows: 2,000 reales de vellón for the portrait he has made of D. Fran.co 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."
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 1900Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas ArtesMadrid1900consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900cat. 22
GoyaFestival Internacional de Granada, Palacio de Carlos VGranada1955consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferraricat. 94
Francisco de Goya. IV Centenario de la capitalidadorganized by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Dirección General de Bellas Artes at the Casón del Buen RetiroMadrid1961consultant editor Valentín de Sambriciocat. 20
Goya y la Constitución de 1812Museo Municipal de MadridMadrid1982organized by Madrid Town Hall, consultant editor José Manuel Pita Andrade. From December 1982 to January 1983cat. 10
Goya en las colecciones madrileñasMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1983consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983cat. 6
L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 volsParís1928-1950p. 44, cat. 325
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970p. 95, cat. 227
vol. I, p. 273, cat. 243
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. II, pp. 55 y 56
Goya en las colecciones madrileñasMadridAmigos del Museo del Prado1983pp. 124 y 125 (il.), cat. 6