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image of Victor Guye Francisco de Goya (painter)
Spanish, 1746 - 1828
Victor Guye, 1810
oil on canvas
overall: 103.5 x 84.5 cm (40 3/4 x 33 1/4 in.) framed: 133 x 111.1 x 7.6 cm (52 3/8 x 43 3/4 x 3 in.)
Gift of William Nelson Cromwell
1956.11.1
Not on View
From the Tour: Francisco de Goya
Object 8 of 9

Conservation Notes

The support is a lightweight, tightly woven fabric, probably linen, lined to a medium-weight, plain-weave fabric. The shallow cusping pattern at the edges of the fabric is visible through the surface paint. The thin, red ground has a pronounced pebbly texture; brushmarks in the ground form a concentric pattern around the figure. X-radiographs do not reveal any pentimenti. The painting is in secure structural condition. The lining has slightly flattened the impasto. Abraded areas of brown paint in the background have been retouched.

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