- Ca. 1810
- Private collection
- 113 x 78 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on canvas
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- Private collection
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 08 Apr 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
This work has belonged to Javier Goya, Madrid; Mariano Goya, Madrid; Enrique Crooke, Madrid; the Marquis of Genal and the Marquis of Larios, Madrid, 1928.
It is currently in a private collection.
Mariano Goya (Madrid, 1806-La Cabrera, Madrid, 1874) was the son of Javier Goya and Gumersinda Goicoechea.
He was Goya's favourite grandchild and is painted here with the utmost care and attention.
In later life, Mariano went on to work in the mining business, the buying of land and the trading of his grandfather's works of art, bringing him high profits and considerable wealth.
In this portrait, painted during the Spanish War of Independence, Mariano Goya, shown standing, would have been around four years of age. He is dressed in elegant dark clothes, the gold buttons of his little jacket standing out, along with the large-collared white shirt framing his rosy face. This curly, blond-haired boy looks tenderly out at the viewer. In his left hand he holds a cord tied to a toy carriage, whilst his right hand is hidden behind him. Once again, the artist has painted his sitter in front of a dark background, as in most of his portraits.
Years later, Goya would paint his grandchild on two further occasions (Mariano Goya).
Exposición de retratos de niños en EspañaSociedad Española de Amigos del ArteMadrid1925cat. 41
Pinturas de GoyaMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1928consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From Apri to -May 1928cat. 59
Goya en tiempos de guerraMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid2008consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008cat. 72
L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 volsParís1928-1950p. 293, cat. 552 s
vol. I, p. 338, cat. 536
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. III, p. 171
Goya en tiempos de guerraMadridMuseo Nacional del Prado2008pp. 264, 265 (il.) y 266, cat. 72