Francisco de Goya

Ramón Pignatelli de Aragón y Moncayo

Clasificación
Ramón Pignatelli de Aragón y Moncayo
Datos Generales
Cronología
1791
Ubicación
Villahermosa Collection, Pedrola, Spain
Dimensiones
79,5 x 62 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
15 Feb 2010 / 12 Sep 2019
Historia

This painting belonged to Martín Zapater and was inherited by his grand-nephew Francisco Zapater y Gómez, from whom Valentín Carderera purchased it for the Duke and Duchess of Villahermosa.

Análisis artístico

Ramón Pignatelli Aragón y Moncayo (Zaragoza, 1734-1793), second son of the Count and Countess of Fuentes, was destined for a life in the clergy. He completed his doctorate in Canon Law at the University of Zaragoza, where he was rector. Canon of the Metropolitan Chapter of Zaragoza, instigator and defender of the Imperial Canal of Aragón, he was also one of the founders - together with other ilustrados - of Zaragoza's Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country.

This slightly more than bust-length portrait shows the subject against a dark, neutral background. He is wearing a wig, a black dress coat and a clerical collar. Worn proudly on his chest is the Cross of the Royal Order of Charles III.

It is thought to be a finished study made from life for a full-length work, the whereabouts of which are now unknown, which belonged to the subject's family, the Count and Countess of Fuentes. A replica of this other work is thought to have been made for the Imperial Canal, but appears to have been lost during the Spanish War of Independence. Several copies were made of the full-length portrait, including the one by Alejandro de la Cruz (late 18th century, Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza) and the one to replace that which was destroyed. Narciso Lalana was commissioned to make the latter in 1821, and it is now stored in the Museum of Zaragoza on behalf of the Imperial Canal of Aragón. Some writers consider this to be the original work by Goya, repainted by Lalana.

Some smaller copies also exist, such as the one which belonged to Zaragoza's scholar and writer Hilarión Gimeno y Fernández-Vizarra (now in a private collection).

Exposiciones
  • Goya. La década de Los Caprichos
    Madrid
    1992
    organized by Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando sponsored by Fundación Central Hispano, Madrid, consultant editor Nigel Glendinnig. From October 26th 1992 to January 10th 1993
  • Goya
    La Lonja, Torreón Fortea y Museo Pablo Gargallo
    Zaragoza
    1992
    consultant editor Julián Gállego
  • Realidad e imagen. Goya 1746 – 1828
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1996
    consultant editor Federico Torralba Soriano. From October 3th to December 1st 1996
  • La memoria de Goya
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    2008
    organized by Fundación Goya en Aragón, consultant editor Juan Carlos Lozano López. From February 7th to April 6th 2008
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 99, cat. 292
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 284, cat. 312
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Iconografía de Ramón Pignatelli
    Ramón Pignatelli y su época (1734-1793)
    Wifredo Rincón García
    pp. 11 (il), 80 (nota 21) y 93
    1993
    Gobierno de Aragón
  • Goya y Aragón. Familia, amistades y encargos artísticos
    Arturo Ansón Navarro
    pp. 165-167 (il.)
    num. 10
    1995
    Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada de Aragón
    Col. Mariano de Pano y Ruata
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