- Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
- 86.8 x 56.5 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on canvas
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 15 Apr 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Quijano. Compositor / de Musica. P.r Goya 1815 ("Quijano. Musical Composer. By Goya, 1815", lower right-hand corner).
This portrait was probably painted by Goya to commemorate the subject being named director of the La Cruz theatre.
It was bequeathed by Francesc Cambó in 1949 and entered the museum's collection in 1951.
Manuel Quijano was a composer. In 1814 he was appointed director of the La cruz theatre, Madrid.
This half-length portrait of him is inserted inside an oval, imitating a wooden frame. Quijano is shown wearing a buttoned brown jacket with black collar, underneath which a white shirt is just visible. His body is turned slightly to the left, whilst his head, seen in half profile, is raised, looking towards some elevated point in a proud gesture. His face, dominated by its sharp features, wears a serious, almost annoyed expression. The sitter's posture suggests that he was an ambitious, strong-willed man, characteristics which earned him the post of director, which he held at the time of the portrait. Behind him, to his right, we see the only allusion to his profession: a musical score. The rest of the background is neutral, and of a greyish colour.
La collecció CambóMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1990exhibited also at the Sala Sant Jaume, Barcelona, January 31st to March 31st 199. From October 9th to December 31st 1990
La collecció Cambó del Museu Nacional d’Art de CatalunyaMuseu Nacional d’Art de CatalunyaBarcelona1997permanent from 1997
La colección CambóBarcelonaAlpha1955pp. 88-90
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970pp. 297, 377, cat. 1549
vol. I, p. 365, cat. 646
L’opera pittorica completa di GoyaMilanRizzoli1974p. 129, cat. 592
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 43 y p. 141 (il.)