Francisco de Goya

Isidro Máiquez

Isidro Máiquez
Datos Generales
1807 - 1808
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States
72 x 59 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ficha: realización/revisión
29 Mar 2010 / 15 Sep 2022

In the 19th century, this work belonged to the Madrid antiquarian Rafael García, later entering the Durand-Ruel collection in Paris and New York. In 1913 it was sold to Martin A. Ryerson of Chicago. It was bequeathed by the Ryerson family to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1933.

Análisis artístico

This portrait of Máiquez was presented for the first time as a work by Goya in the Madrid exhibition Goya in Times of War (Goya en tiempos de guerra). Prior to this exhibition it was considered a non-autograph version of the original, belonging to the Prado Museum.

A detailed analysis of the support shows that the canvas was reused.

Executed rapidly, the portrait is made using loaded brushstrokes for the face and finer, freer brushstrokes, with smaller quantities of paint, for the frock coat. A mere touch of paint in a paler tone denotes the existence of the sofa upon which the subject is seated.

For more biographical information, see Isidro Máiquez.



  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
  • MENA MARQUÉS, Manuela B.
    Goya en tiempos de guerra
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
    pp. 230 y 231 (il.), cat. 51
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