Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1805
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
8 cm de diámetro
Técnica y soporte
Oil on copper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
23 Mar 2010 / 28 Jul 2017
Inventario
181 (P04194)
Historia

Goya made seven miniature portraits, all on sheets of copper and with a circular format, for the wedding of his son, Francisco Javier, to Gumersinda Goicoechea, which took place on 5 July 1805.

This work was acquired by the Prado Museum in 1978.

Análisis artístico

Juana Galarza, wife of the fabric merchant Martín Miguel de Goicoechea, was the mother of four daughters, including Gumersinda, who married Javier Goya. All the women in her family were painted by Goya, along with her husband and her son-in-law. She appears here wearing an elegant dress of white lace, with matching coif, and wrapped several times around her neck she wears a gold necklace, reflecting her elevated economic status, coming as she did from a wealthy bourgeois family.

Her face, standing out against a neutral background in order to give an increased sense of volume, is serious as it looks out at the viewer.

The rapid brushstrokes are most visible in the coif, which is brilliantly executed. The touches of the brush are, according to Manuela Mena, light and free, but still precise, and do not waste time on superficial details.

For more information, see Javier Goya Bayeu.

 

Exposiciones
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Goya. La imagen de la mujer
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2001
    from October 30th 2001 to February 10th 2002. Exhibitied also at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 10th to June 2nd 2002, consultant editor Francisco Calvo Serraller
  • Antecedentes, coincidencias en influencias del arte de Goya
    Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte
    Madrid
    1932
    consultant editor Antonio Méndez Casal
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1993
    from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareau
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
  • Las miniaturas en el Museo del Prado
    Museo del Prado
    Madrid
    2011
    consultant editor Carmen Espinosa. From October 10th 2011 to February 26th 2012
Bibliografía
  • Goya. Antecedentes, Coincidencias e Influencias del arte de Goya
    Enrique Lafuente Ferrari
    pp. 37 y 38, cat. 7
    1947
    Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 200, cat. 849
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, pp. 329 y 330, cat. 502
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués and Juliet (comisaria) Wilson-Bareau
    pp. 266, 267, 268 (il.) y 269 (il), cat.
    1993
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    pp. 222 (il.) y 399, cat. 127
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya, la imagen de la mujer
    Francisco (comisario) Calvo Serraller
    pp. 200 y 201 (il.), cat. 42
    2001
    Museo Nacional del Prado y Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués
    pp. 212, 213 (il.) y 214, cat. 41
    2008
    Museo Nacional del Prado
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