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image of Young Lady Wearing a Mantilla and Basquina Francisco de Goya (artist)
Spanish, 1746 - 1828
Young Lady Wearing a Mantilla and Basquina, c. 1800/1805
oil on canvas
overall: 109.5 x 77.5 cm (43 1/8 x 30 1/2 in.) framed: 125.4 x 93.6 x 6 cm (49 3/8 x 36 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. P.H.B. Frelinghuysen
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From the Tour: Francisco de Goya
Object 3 of 9


Probably Serafín García de la Huerta [d. 1839], Madrid, inventory of 1840.[1] Marqués de Heredia, Madrid, by 1867.[2] Benito Garriga, Madrid, by 1887;[3] (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 24 March 1890, no. 4). Hubert Debrousse; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6 April 1900, no. 45), to Kraemer, Paris;[4] sold 1906 to (Durand-Ruel, Paris); purchased by Henry Osborne Havemeyer [1847-1907], New York;[5] his widow, Louisine W. Havemeyer, née Elder, [1855-1929], New York; their daughter, Mrs. P.H.B. Frelinghuysen, née Adaline Havemeyer, [1884-1963], Morristown, New Jersey; gift to NGA 1963.

[1] The painting is probably the same one owned by the Madrid collector, Serafín García de la Huerta, who died on 25 August 1839. In the inventory of his collection compiled in 1840, there is a picture described as follows: "no. 859--Otro (lienzo) de una señora con mantilla y basquiña, de Goya, de cinco cuartas de alto por tres y media de ancho, en dos mil reales" ("Another [canvas] of a lady with mantilla and basquiña, by Goya, measuring five cuartas high by three and a half wide"). Although the vertical and horizontal dimensions are about five centimeters smaller each than those of no. 1963.4.2, this is an acceptable margin of difference, given the correspondence of the subject's attire with the description in the inventory (the discrepancy may be the result of including the dimensions of the frame). For the inventory, see Marqués del Saltillo, "Colleciones madrileñas de pinturas: la de D. Serafín García de la Huerta," Arte Español 18 (1950-51): 204. The association of García de la Huerta's painting with the one in the NGA is made by Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald, L'Oeuvre peint de Goya, 2 vols. (Paris, 1928-1950), 2:168-169, who mistakenly gives the date of sale as 1850. [2] Charles Yriarte, Goya, sa biographie et le catalogue de l'oeuvre (Paris, 1867): 138, lists the owner as the Marqués de Heredia. [3] According to Conde de la Viñaza, Goya, su tiempo, su vida, sus obras (Madrid, 1887): 265, Garriga was then the owner of the picture. Desparmet Fitz-Gerald 1928-1950, 2:168, notes without supporting evidence that Garriga acquired the painting in 1868. [4] Information on the acquisition by Kraemer and the subsequent sale to Durand-Ruel is found in Desparmet Fitz-Gerald 1928-1950, 2:168. Desparmet Fitz-Gerald refers only to "Collection Kraemer"; "Kraemer", however, possibly could be Eugène Kraemer, a French collector whose estate, which held a Goya portrait, was sold at the Galerie Georges Petit in 1913 (Catalogue des tableaux anciens, écoles anglaise et française du XVIIIe siécle, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 28-29 April 1913). [5] Louisine W. Havemeyer, Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector (New York, 1961): 153-154 and 158-159 gives an account of this purchase.

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