Francisco de Goya

María Teresa de Vallabriga

Clasificación
María Teresa de Vallabriga
Datos Generales
Cronología
1783
Ubicación
Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Dimensiones
151 x 97 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Neue Pinakothek
Ficha: realización/revisión
19 Jan 2010 / 12 Sep 2019
Inventario
158 (9334)
Historia

This portrait was the fruit of Goya's one-month stay at the residence of the Infante Luis de Bourbon in Arenas de San Pedro (Ávila), where, as he himself tells us (in a letter to Martín Zapater, dated 20th September 1783), he painted portraits of the infante, his wife María Teresa and their children, Luis María and María Teresa.

This work came from the Palace of Boadilla del Monte (Madrid). It later belonged to the Duke and Duchess of San Fernando and then to a private collection in Monaco.

Análisis artístico

María Teresa de Vallabriga is shown standing, in half profile, with her body turned slightly to one side and with her arms resting on the back of an armchair. She is wearing a black and red court-style dress, complete with lace edging, and has her hair gathered up in a headdress decorated with feathers.

In the background, seen through the arch of a gallery, is a hazy landscape. María Teresa's face is serious and precisely rendered, unlike her hair and clothes, which are painted in a freer style.

It was previously thought that this work formed a pair with another portrait, of the Infante Don Luis (Cleveland Museum of Art), but the other work is now considered to be the work of Mengs.

For more biographical information, see María Teresa de Vallabriga.

Exposiciones
  • Goya
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    Paris
    1961
    consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962
  • Goya
    La Lonja, Torreón Fortea y Museo Pablo Gargallo
    Zaragoza
    1992
    consultant editor Julián Gállego
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. II, p. 28, cat. 307
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 94, cat. 211
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 258, cat. 148
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Goya
    Julián Gállego
    pp. 50-51, nº 11
    1992
    Electa
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