Francisco de Goya

La reina María Luisa a caballo (estudio preparatorio)

Clasificación
La reina María Luisa a caballo (estudio preparatorio)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1799
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
63 x 52 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
12 Jun 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Historia

In 1920, this work was sold at auction together with the Bardac collection at the Petit Gallery, Paris. It belonged to the Wildenstein collection in New York.

Análisis artístico

This is probably a preparatory study for the finished portrait. María Luisa de Parma's head is here covered with a hat and is facing the viewer, with a slight smile on her face.

Thanks to the queen's correspondence with Manuel Godoy, we know that Goya worked on this sketch between the 5th and the 9th of October, and that in order to achieve the right angle for what was to be an equestrian portrait the queen posed for the artist "...perched on a platform five or six steps up... wearing hat, scarf and cloth dress...".

Exposiciones
  • Les chefs-d’œuvre du Musée du Prado
    Musée d’Art et d’Histoire
    Geneva
    1939
    consultant editors Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Pedro Muguruza Otaño. From June to September 1939
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 196, cat. 778
  • vol. I, p. 309, cat. 423
  • José Luis Morales Y Marín
    Las parejas reales de Goya. Retratos de Carlos IV y María Luisa de Parma
    ZaragozaReal Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
    1997
    cat. 37, p. 46
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