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
308 (P07461)
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. As well as the portrait of his son, he made ones of the parents of the bride, the bride herself, and each of her three sisters, including Manuela Goicoechea.

This portrait of Manuela belonged to the collection of Pablo Bosch and then later to Xavier de Salas. The Prado Museum acquired it from Salas' widow, Carmen Ortueta, in 1989.

Análisis artístico

Manuela Goicoechea (1785-1858) was twenty years old when Goya painted this portrait of her. Of interest is her white hat and matching white gauze dress with its unusual collar, executed with fast but extremely precise brushstrokes. The white clothes stand out dramatically against the dark background, which was such a characteristic feature of Goya's portraits. The subject is shown in profile, and her face radiates sweetness and innocence.

According to Francisco Calvo Serraller, her beauty is most evident in her delicate nose, on the end of which Goya has applied a touch of white to suggest the reflections of light upon her face.

For more information, see Javier Goya Bayeu.

 

Exposiciones
  • Goya and his times
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1963
    cat. 66
  • Tesoros del arte español
    Hemisfair’68
    San Antonio
    1968
  • 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. 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
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
  • Goya luces y sombras
    CaixaForum
    Barcelona
    2012
    consultant editors José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Marqués. From March 16th to June 24th 2012
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 200, cat. 846
    1970
    Office du livre
  • 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 398, cat. 126
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya, la imagen de la mujer
    Francisco (comisario) Calvo Serraller
    pp. 194 y 195 (il.), cat. 38
    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. 42
    2008
    Museo Nacional del Prado
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