Francisco de Goya

A Nun (Una Monja)

A Nun (Una Monja)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1827
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
38 x 74 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
17 Jun 2010 / 06 Mar 2012
Inscripciones

Por Goya 1827 ("By Goya 1827", on the back, not in Goya's hand).

Monogram of the Infante Sebastián Gabriel, formed by the crowned initials S and G (on the back).

Historia

This work came from the collection of Agnews and Son, in London.

Análisis artístico

It shows a bust portrait of a nun, dressed in a habit. The most striking element in the composition is the figure's face.

Gudiol states that Goya's use of textures is very unusual, both in this portrait and in its companion piece, A Friar. In this work, the textures do indeed take on particular importance in the area of the black habit worn by the nun. The apparently unfinished brushstrokes verge on an expressionistic technique.

According to Gassier, Goya's last works, this one included, were characterised by the artist's use of broad but at times unsteady brushstrokes, which gave these paintings a very moving intensity.

Exposiciones
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From April to May 1928
  • Goya
    Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis
    The Hauge
    1970
    organized by Ministerio de Estado y Asuntos Culturales and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, July 4th to September 13th 1970. Exhibited also at the Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, October 25th to December 7th 1970, consultant editors Jeannine Baticle and A. B. de Vries
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 361, cat. 1.668
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 388, cat. 763
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 222
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
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