National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Don Antonio Noriega Francisco de Goya (artist)
Spanish, 1746 - 1828
Don Antonio Noriega, 1801
oil on canvas
overall: 102.6 x 80.9 cm (40 3/8 x 31 7/8 in.) framed: 128.3 x 105.4 x 12.7 cm (50 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 5 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.74
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From the Tour: Francisco de Goya
Object 4 of 9

Conservation Notes

The support is a coarse, plain-weave fabric, lined to a very fine, plain-weave fabric. The left tacking edge was unfolded to form part of the picture surface and covered with paint by a later hand. Coarse particles in the thick red ground that covers the entire painting surface protrude through the thinly applied paint. Goya left the ground color visible in many places, utilizing it, for example, as a middle tone in parts of the flesh. There is scattered retouching in the head, left wrist, jacket, and background.

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