Francisco de Goya

María de la Soledad Fernández de los Ríos, IV Marchioness of Santiago (María de la Soledad Fernández de los Ríos, IV Marquesa de Santiago)

María de la Soledad Fernández de los Ríos, IV Marchioness of Santiago (María de la Soledad Fernández de los Ríos, IV Marquesa de Santiago)
Datos Generales
The Paul J. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, United States
212 x 125 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
17 Mar 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

La Marquesa de / Sn Tiago Goya 1809 ("The Marchioness of Santiago, Goya, 1809").


This work came from the collection of the Duke of Tamames, Madrid.

Análisis artístico

Doña María de la Soledad Fernández de los Ríos held the title of IV Marchioness of Santiago. She married the Marquis of San Adrián, whom Goya also painted.

She appears here outdoors, in a natural landscape in which we can see hills and some houses in the distance. She is wearing a black, long-sleeved dress. Her head is covered with a white mantilla leaving part of her hair, adorned with some flowers, uncovered. She is also wearing silk stockings and golden shoes. Her right hand rests upon her waist, whilst in the left she holds a fan. The portrait's light source, coming from the left, falls on the lady's torso and lights up her face and the long mantilla. Her somewhat plain face appears slightly absent and tired.

As Gudiol points out, this portrait belongs to a genre in which we can see a certain deformation, not of the figure itself, but rather of the technique used, with preference given to certain effects and details whilst others are downplayed.

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