Francisco de Goya

Juan López de Robredo

Clasificación
Juan López de Robredo
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1790 - 1800
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
107 x 81cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
01 Mar 2010 / 14 Mar 2012
Historia

In 1947 this work was acquired abroad by Juan Gómez Acebo y Moret, Marquis of Zurgena. In 1955 it was donated to a new owner.

Análisis artístico

For a long time this was thought to be a portrait of Antonio Gasparini, the son of a Neapolitan who worked on the decoration of the Royal Palace in Madrid. But Barreno identified the sitter as Juan López de Robredo, who, following his father's death in 1788, inherited the post of Court Embroiderer at the palace. In allusion to his trade, he is shown holding an embroidery model or pattern, the design of which matches that worn by court embroiderers on their uniforms.

There is a certain lack of proportion between his head and his torso, which is dressed in a jacket and high-collared shirt. The lighting is falling mainly on his face and neck.

According to Gudiol, the drawing and the lines, just as in most of Goya's works made before 1800, always maintain a certain vagueness thanks to a barely perceptible but constant use of a "sfumato" technique.

A replica of this work is known to exist.

Exposiciones
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From April to May 1928
  • 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
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1983
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 189, cat. 688
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 277, cat. 268
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • El retrato del bordador Juan López de Robredo, por Goya
    Archivo Español de Arte
    María Luisa Barreno Sevillano
    pp. 81-83
    XLVII
    1974
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Enrique (comisario) Lafuente Ferrari
    nº 25
    1983
    Amigos del Museo del Prado
  • La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    nº 57
    1992
    Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
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