Francisco de Goya

Manuel Quijano

Clasificación
Manuel Quijano
Datos Generales
Cronología
1815
Ubicación
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Dimensiones
86.8 x 56.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Ficha: realización/revisión
15 Apr 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(064997-000)
Inscripciones

Quijano. Compositor / de Musica. P.r Goya 1815 ("Quijano. Musical Composer. By Goya, 1815", lower right-hand corner).

Historia

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.

Análisis artístico

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.

Exposiciones
  • La collecció Cambó
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1990
    exhibited 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 Catalunya
    Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
    Barcelona
    1997
    permanent from 1997
Bibliografía
  • Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón
    La colección Cambó
    BarcelonaAlpha
    1955
    pp. 88-90
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 297, 377, cat. 1549
  • vol. I, p. 365, cat. 646
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 129, cat. 592
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. IV, p. 43 y p. 141 (il.)
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