Francisco de Goya

Man in a Brown Coat (Hombre con casaca de color castaño)

Clasificación
Man in a Brown Coat (Hombre con casaca de color castaño)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1797 - 1800
Ubicación
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, United States
Dimensiones
105 x 84 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ficha: realización/revisión
01 Mar 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(10.33)
Historia

This work was probably sold by the Walter Kimball Gallery, in Boston, to Mrs. W. Scott Fitz, who in turn donated it to the museum, in 1910.

Análisis artístico

The identity of the man depicted in this portrait remains a mystery. He is shown here seated upright in a period armchair and wearing a dark brown jacket and a white shirt with gold detailing at the sleeves and edges. It is interesting that he is concealing both of his hands inside his dress coat, since some scholars of Goya's work claim that painting the sitter's hands raised the price of each portrait considerably.

As is the custom in Goya's portraits, the sitter is shown in front of a dark background. His face is serious, and wears a deep, enigmatic expression.

The shirt that pokes out from underneath the jacket is executed using quick, short brushstrokes, a technique often employed by Goya.

Exposiciones
  • De Barnaba da Modena a Francisco de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1939
    Exposición de pinturas de los siglos XIV al XIX recuperadas por España, consultant editors Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón. July 1939
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 189, cat. 687
  • p. 334, cat. 525
  • Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
    1992
    cat. 73
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