Francisco de Goya

María del Rosario Fernández, “La Tirana”

Clasificación
María del Rosario Fernández, “La Tirana”
Datos Generales
Cronología
1794
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
112 x 79 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
18 Feb 2010 / 23 Nov 2011
Inscripciones

María / Del rosario / La Tirana / Por Goya / 1794 ("María / Del rosario / La Tirana / By Goya / 1794", on the paper she is holding in her left hand).

Historia

This painting passed from the collection of the Count of Villagonzalo to a private collection.

Análisis artístico

María del Rosario Fernández was a famous theatre actress from Seville who was born in Madrid in 1755. She was nicknamed "La Tirana" because her husband Francisco Castellanos - also a dramatic actor - often played the role of the tyrant in plays.

The painting shows the her at half-length, wearing an elegant white dress embellished with lace and a shawl which covers her chest. She wears her hair loose and long, adorned with flowers. Her right hand is hidden, while in the left she carries a piece of paper bearing her name and the artist's signature.

Five years later, Goya was to paint another, full-length portrait of this actress.

Exposiciones
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From Apri to -May 1928
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 170, cat. 340
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 288, cat. 330
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Catálogo ilustrado de la Exposición de Pinturas de Goya
    VVAA
    p. 32
    1928
    Museo del Prado
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