National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Marquesa de Pontejos Francisco de Goya (artist)
Spanish, 1746 - 1828
The Marquesa de Pontejos, c. 1786
oil on canvas
overall: 210.3 x 127 cm (82 13/16 x 50 in.) framed: 231.8 x 146.4 cm (91 1/4 x 57 5/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.85
On View
From the Tour: Francisco de Goya
Object 2 of 9

Conservation Notes

The support is a medium-weight plain-weave fabric, lined with wax resin and mounted on a new stretcher in 1968. The tacking margins of the original fabric have been cropped.

The red ground is visible where the paint is thinly applied or abraded. Goya applied oil paint in a variety of techniques ranging from thin glazes to opaque layers in light-colored areas. Contour adjustments are visible on the left side of the waist and the hem of the dress. The position of the feet has been shifted.

The painting is structurally secure. There is scattered abrasion throughout the figure and in the background.

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