Francisco de Goya

Pedro Alcántara Téllez Girón, 9th Duke of Osuna (Pedro Alcántara Téllez Girón, IX duque de Osuna)

Pedro Alcántara Téllez Girón, 9th Duke of Osuna (Pedro Alcántara Téllez Girón, IX duque de Osuna)
Datos Generales
Ca. 1797 - 1799
The Frick Collection. New York, New York, United States
113 x 83 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
The Frick Collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
08 Mar 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

El Duque de / Osuna / Por Goya ("The Duke of / Osuna / By Goya" on the paper he holds in his hand)


This work formerly belonged to the Osuna Collection in Madrid.

Análisis artístico

Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco (Madrid, 1755 - 1807), the 9th Duke of Osuna, was an enlightened thinker of his time, Colonel of the Regiment of America, President of the Economic Society of Madrid and life member of the Spanish Royal Academy. He was a friend and patron of various painters, musicians and literary figures.

In this three-quarter length portrait he is depicted side on in a standing position against a dark background which emphasizes volume. He wears a jacket over a white shirt, and holds a piece of paper in his right hand.

The subject's face is rosy-cheeked and affable; open and kind, his smile is at once both diplomatic and cordial, as Gudiol commented. Goya had already painted another individual portrait of the duke in 1785 and another in 1788 in which he appears with his family.

  • Goya's Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna
    Norton Simon Museum
    exhibition celebrated from December 6 2013 to March 3 2014. Picture on loan from The Frick Collection, New York
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    p. 189, cat. 673
  • vol. I, p. 304, cat. 399
  • Elizabeth Du Gué Trapier
    Goya and his sitters
    New YorkThe Hispanic Society of America
    p. 17
  • Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
    nº 19
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