- 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 / 15 Sep 2022
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.
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 OsunaNorton Simon MuseumPasadena2013exhibition celebrated from December 6 2013 to March 3 2014. Picture on loan from The Frick Collection, New York
Goya: The PortraitsLondon2015cat. 15
Goya: Order and disorderMuseum of Fine ArtsBoston2014cat. 113
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970p. 189, cat. 673
vol. I, p. 304, cat. 399
Goya and his sittersNew YorkThe Hispanic Society of America1964p. 17
La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando1992nº 19
LondonNational Gallery Company2015pp.67-70
Goya: Order & DisorderBostonMuseum of Fine Arts Boston Publications2014p. 188