Francisco de Goya

Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso, Count of Altamira (Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso, conde de Altamira)

Clasificación
Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso, Count of Altamira (Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso, conde de Altamira)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1786 - 1787
Ubicación
Bank of Spain, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
177 x 108 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Banco de España
Ficha: realización/revisión
26 Jan 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Historia

See Don José de Toro.

This portrait was paid for along with two others, according to the Banco de España receipt dated 30 January 1787: "To the Painter Goya for the portraits of the King, the Count of Altamira and the Marquis of Tolosa ... 10,000 reales de vellón."

 

Análisis artístico

Vicente Joaquín Osorio de Moscoso y Guzman was born in 1756. Member of a noble Galician family, he was one of the richest people of his time. He was one of the first directors of the Banco de San Carlos and a member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts; he also held the title of Marquis of Astorga and Deputy Mayor of Castile and the City of Madrid. The Count owned an important collection of artwork second only to the royal collection itself.

He is pictured sitting on a chair upholstered in yellow fabric which matches the tablecloth. The table appears to be unusually tall: in fact, according to accounts from the period, the Count was extremely short. He is dressed in a red waistcoat with gold embroidery, a black frock coat, wig, white stockings and black shoes with large buckles.

On the table there is a writing set depicted in minute detail. The sitter's serious, luminous face stands out against the neutral background.

The Count must have been quite satisfied with this canvas, as he later commissioned Goya to paint portraits of his family: those of his wifeMaría Ignacia Álvarez de Toledo holding their daughter Maria Antonia in her arms and of his two sons Vicente Osorio and Manuel Osorio.

Exposiciones
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From April to May 1928
  • Goya
    Festival Internacional de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V
    Granada
    1955
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari
  • The Century of Rococo
    Europe Council
    Munich
    1958
  • Francisco de Goya. IV Centenario de la capitalidad
    organized by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Dirección General de Bellas Artes at the Casón del Buen Retiro
    Madrid
    1961
    consultant editor Valentín de Sambricio
  • Stora Spanska Mästare
    Nationalmuseum
    Stockholm
    1959
  • Goya and his times
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1963
    cat. 66
  • Goya y la Constitución de 1812
    Museo Municipal de Madrid
    Madrid
    1982
    organized by Madrid Town Hall, consultant editor José Manuel Pita Andrade. From December 1982 to January 1983
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1983
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983
  • Goya: caprichos, desastres, tauromaquia, disparates
    Europalia 85, Museum voor Schone Kunsten
    Gant
    1985
    from December 18th 1985 to January 26th 1986
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    p. 25, cat. 304
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 95, cat. 225
  • vol. I, p. 267, cat. 212
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. II, p. 31
  • Enrique (comisario) Lafuente Ferrari
    Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    MadridAmigos del Museo del Prado
    1983
    pp. 126 y 127 (il.), cat. 7
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    pp. 158 (il.) y 349, cat. 69
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