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
Object 3 of 9
Conservation NotesThe support is a medium-weight, plain-weave fabric which has been relined. Triangular additions at all four corners have converted the painting to a rectangle. In the original shape, the corners were diagonally cropped. The lower corner additions, which measure 18 x 18 cm along the side and bottom margins, are larger than the additions in the upper corners (9 x 9 cm).
The ground is a smooth, dull red layer, over which the paint layer is thinly applied. The paint layer is abraded throughout, especially in the background and the sitter's dress. These areas have been extensively retouched, as have the lower part of the face and the left eye.
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