Francisco de Goya

Juan José de Arias Saavedra y Verdugo

Clasificación
Juan José de Arias Saavedra y Verdugo
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1794 - 1795
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
82 x 55 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
21 Feb 2010 / 23 Nov 2011
Historia

This painting belonged to Jovellanos and has been passed down to his descendants until the present day.

Análisis artístico

Juan José de Arias (Atienza, Guadalajara, 1737 - Bustares, Guadalajara, 1811) was a close friend of Jovellanos, who - in the former's own words - was like his second father. This half-length portrait shows the subject dressed in a dark frock coat and white shirt. We can only see one of his hands, in which he is carrying a document. He is depicted against a neutral background, as is the case of the majority of Goya's portraits. Although his affable face is illuminated, he does not look directly at the viewer, which makes him seem more distant.

Exposiciones
  • 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
    Madrid
    1961
    consultant editor Valentín de Sambricio
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 170, cat. 347
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 307, cat. 409
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    nº 38
    1992
    Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
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