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    The Countess del Carpio, *Marchioness of Solana 1794-1795 

    Oil on Canvas 

    Musée Du Louvre, Paris 

     

    *marchioness |ˈmär sh (ə)nəs|nounthe wife or widow of a marquess.• a woman holding the rank of marquess in her own right.ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from medieval Latin marchionissa, feminine of marchio(n-) ‘ruler of a border territory,’ from marcha ‘march’

     


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    The Duchess of Osuna Oil on canvas in Private Collection 

    The oil painting of the Duchess of Osuna, the beautiful quality of the portrait of the Duchess, with the rich harmony of it's colours, could deservedly take its place among the most outstanding of Goya's female Portraits, Which as a series constitute one of the artist's finest achievements. It seems in this case that the Duchess's captivating personality, clearly described in contemporary accounts,Succeeded in breaking down the barrier of inhibitions that seem to have hampered the painter's natural spontaneity when confronted with sitters of high station.

     

     

     


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    The Parasol, certainly one of the most popular paintings in Spanish Art, which was to make so widespread an impression,

    demonstrate Goya's ability in the face of artistic concepts and conditions that must have incited his innate nonconformity.

    Part of the Tapestry cartoons.

    Oil on canvas.

     


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    Francisco Goya born 30th March 1746 in Fuendetodos 

    Leocadia Zorrilla (formely known as Josefa Bayeu ), ca 1814 

     

     

     


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    Goya 1746-1828

     

    The remarkable Self-Portrait illustrates the painter's mastery at the age of about twenty-seven.

    A number of versions of the painting exist.

    It is the first of a series of self-portraits that continues throughout his career, recording truthfully and impassively the gradual transformation of his physiognomy.

    The portrait is charged with energy and indicates an early physical maturity.

    The occasion for this portrait was probably Goya's marriage to Francisco Bayeu's sister, Josefa.

    The marriage took place in Madrid on 25th july 1773.

     

      


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