Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1771 - 1773
Ubicación
Museo Goya. Colección Ibercaja, Zaragoza, Spain
Dimensiones
37 x 30 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil mural painting transferred to canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Ibercaja Collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
07 Oct 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(2309)
Historia

This painting was acquired by the Cuban Carlos Francisco Javier del Valle Grao, who removed his paintings from the museum in 1932 and took them with him to La Habana in Cuba. The Cuban government seized the work along with two others from the series, Saint Joachim (San Joaquín) and Saint Vincent Ferrer (San Vicente Ferrer) in 1965. According to its owner, it then travelled to Russia, and was subsequently acquired by unknown means by a private collection in Miami. It was finally bought by Ibercaja in 1999 in an auction at the Dorotheum auction house in Vienna.

For further information see The Dream of Saint Joseph.

Análisis artístico

According to a written description by Ricardo del Arco (1915), this painting was located on the front wall of the oratory along with Saint Joachim, the two compositions flanking the sides of a niche which held a sculpture.

Its inclusion in the iconography of the oratory is explained by the fact it is the traditional iconographic pairing of Saint Joachim.

Saint Anne is shown in three-quarter pose facing towards the viewer's left in a kneeling position against a dark, neutral background lightened only by the rays of light which emanate from the upper left-hand corner of the painting. Her face, brightly illuminated by the light, is framed by a scarf in yellow ochre. She also wears a red tunic and dark green cloak, the reverse of the colour scheme used in the depiction of Saint Joachim. She is leaning on a staff which she holds in her left hand. Above her head is a black divine halo.

As in the case of the other three small format paintings, this work is characterized by energetic, sketchy brushstrokes which are somewhat careless but extremely expressive and lend the figures an impressive sense of volume through the use of light and colour.

For further information see The Dream of Saint Joseph.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición de obras de Goya y de objetos que recuerdan las manufacturas artísticas de su época
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1928
    organized by la Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis in collaboration with the Junta del Patronato del Museo Provincial. April 1928
  • Goya y el Palacio de Sobradiel
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    2006
    organized by Gobierno de Aragón at the Museo de Zaragoza, consultant editor Juan Carlos Lozano López. From December 15th 2006 to February 4th 2007
Bibliografía
  • Ricardo del Arco
    Pinturas de Goya (inéditas) en el palacio de los condes de Sobradiel de Zaragoza
    Boletín de la Sociedad Española de ExcursionesXXIII
    1915
    pp. 124-131
  • Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón
    Goya. Pintor religioso: Precedentes italianos y franceses
    Revista de Ideas Estéticast. IV
    Madrid
    1946
    pp. 277-306
  • José Camón Aznar
    Cuadros de Goya en el Museo Lázaro,
    Seminario de Arte Aragonést. IV
    Zaragoza
    1952
    p. 3
  • José Milicua
    “Anotaciones al Goya joven”
    ParagoneV
    1954
    pp. 5-28
  • Valentín de (comisario) Sambricio
    Les peintures de Goya dans la chapelle du palais des Comtes de Sobradiel à Saragosse
    Revue des Arts
    París
    1954
    pp. 215-222
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 81, cat. 14
  • vol. I, p. 238, cat. 21
  • Federico Torralba Soriano
    Goya en Aragón
    Editorial Everest
    1970
    p. 20
  • Antonio Beltrán
    Goya en Zaragoza
    ZaragozaAyuntamiento de Zaragoza (Talleres gráficos de Octavio y Félez)
    1971
    pp. 37-46
  • José Luis Morales Y Marín
    Datos inéditos y precisiones iconográficas y estilísticas sobre las pinturas que decoraban el oratorio del palacio de los condes de Sobradiel en Zaragoza, originales de Francisco de Goya
    Archivo Español de Arte249
    1990
    pp. 70 y ss
  • José Luis Morales Y Marín
    Goya. Pintor religioso
    Diputación General de Aragón
    1990
    pp. 59-67
  • ANSÓN NAVARRO, Arturo
    Goya y Aragón. Familia, amistades y encargos artísticos
    col. Col. Mariano de Pano y Ruata
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada de Aragón
    1995
    pp. 94-98
  • Juan Carlos (comisario) Lozano López
    Goya y el Palacio de Sobradiel
    ZaragozaGobierno de Aragón, Dpto. de Educación, Cultura y Deporte
    2006-2007
    pp. 272-273
  • Manuela B. Mena Marqués and VVAA
    Goya y Zaragoza (1746-1775). Sus raíces aragonesas
    ZaragozaFundación Goya en Aragón, Ibercaja y Gobierno de Aragón
    2015
    pp. 63-66
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