Francisco de Goya

Luis María de Cistué Martínez

Clasificación
Luis María de Cistué Martínez
Datos Generales
Cronología
1791
Ubicación
Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Dimensiones
118 x 87.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Musée du Louvre
Ficha: realización/revisión
31 Jan 2010 / 25 Sep 2019
Inventario
165 (1476)
Inscripciones

D. LUIS MARIA DE CISTUE Y MARTÍNEZ A LOS / DOS AÑOS Y OCHO MESES D[E] SU ED[AD] ("DON LUIS MARIA DE CISTUE Y MARTÍNEZ AGED TWO YEARS AND EIGHT MONTHS", lower part of canvas).

Historia

This work belonged to the Cistué family of Zaragoza. It was inherited by Teótimo Cistué y Escudero, V Baron of the Menglana. With the mediation of Duveen Brothers the work travelled to the United States and was acquired by John D. Rockefeller of New York. In the 1980s, John Rockefeller Jr. sold it and it entered the collection of Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Bergé. In 2009, Pierre Bergé donated it to the Louvre.

Análisis artístico

Luis María de Cistué (Madrid, 1788-Zaragoza, 1842), was the first son of José de Cistué y Coll and María Josefa Martínez de Ximén, member of Maria Luisa de Parma's chamber. With the death of his father in 1808, he inherited the title of 3rd Baron of the Menglana. At the age of four he received from the king the cross of the Order of Charles III, later embarking upon a meteoric career as both soldier and lawyer. He has a hero of the Spanish War of Independence, fighting alongside General Palafox and obtaining the titles of Colonel and Field Marshall. He was a very cultured man, a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Luis, in Zaragoza, and academician of both the Royal Academy of History and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. He became rector of the University of Zaragoza and was even put in charge of the military district of Aragon.

In this portrait he appears at the tender age of two years and eight months. The full-length portrait shows him dressed in the style of high society children of the time. He wears a blue suit decorated with a pink sash around the waist and a large ribbed collar made from lace. His outfit is finished off with a pair of blue shoes.

The figure, painted on top of a grey background, stands out from the empty, sombre space around him.

His long, golden hair, worn loose and with a centre parting, falls down over his shoulders. In his hands he holds a cord, the other end of which is tied to a dog. In his rosy face, his expressive blue eyes stand out, looking straight at the viewer and making this work one of the best portraits of children that Goya ever painted.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición de obras de Goya y de objetos que recuerdan las manufacturas artísticas de su época
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1928
    organized by la Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis in collaboration with the Junta del Patronato del Museo Provincial. April 1928
  • Goya. La década de Los Caprichos
    Madrid
    1992
    organized by Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando sponsored by Fundación Central Hispano, Madrid, consultant editor Nigel Glendinnig. From October 26th 1992 to January 10th 1993
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    p. 294, cat. 554
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 99, cat. 293
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 282, cat. 295
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. II, p. 92
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    p. 120, cat. 14
    1992
    Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
  • Goya y Aragón. Familia, amistades y encargos artísticos
    Arturo Ansón Navarro
    pp. 177 (il.)-178
    num. 10
    1995
    Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada de Aragón
    Col. Mariano de Pano y Ruata
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    pp. 166 (il.), 356 y 357, cat. 78
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Un portrait d’enfant de Goya pour le Louvre
    Le revue des musées de France, Revue du Louvre
    Vincent Pomarède
    pp. 16-18
    3
    2009
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