Francisco de Goya

Ramón Posada y Soto

Clasificación
Ramón Posada y Soto
Datos Generales
Cronología
1794
Ubicación
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, United States
Dimensiones
113 x 87 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Ficha: realización/revisión
21 Feb 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(61.44.26)
Inscripciones

Goya (lower right-hand corner).

Historia

This work was donated to the museum by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Análisis artístico

Ramón Posada y Soto was an eminent politician and magistrate, Honorary and Emeritus Academic of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Treasurer of the Royal Court of Justice in Mexico. He was Jovellanos's brother-in-law.

Goya painted him against a dark background, illuminating only the face with a strong light focus and leaving the rest of the scene in the gloom. Dark colours dominate the composition, while the light hues used for the head stand out against this background.

The painter has emphasized the subject's large, chiselled nose and bright, intelligent eyes. He is depicted sitting up very straight, his hands hidden: the right behind his leg, the left under his frock coat. He is wearing a white shirt with frills at the neckline and on the sleeves.

The sitter's personality is well expressed in his face, giving off the impression of an intelligent, confident man.

Exposiciones
  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    Madrid
    1900
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    p. 139, cat. 426
  • Diego Angulo Íñiguez
    Un testimonio mejicano de la sordera de Goya
    Archivo Español de Arte
    Madrid
    1944
    p. 391
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 170, cat. 342
  • vol. I, p. 292, cat. 342
  • Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
    1992
    nº 35
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