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image of Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol Francisco de Goya (artist)
Spanish, 1746 - 1828
Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol, c. 1803/1804
oil on canvas
overall: 119.7 x 79.3 cm (47 1/8 x 31 1/4 in.) framed: 137.8 x 98.4 cm (54 1/4 x 38 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. P.H.B. Frelinghuysen in memory of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer
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From the Tour: Francisco de Goya
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Possibly Pedro Escat, Palma de Mallorca.[1] Sureda family, Madrid and Seville;[2] (Durand-Ruel et Cie, Paris and New York); purchased 28 September 1897 by Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Havemeyer [Henry Osborne Havemeyer, 1847-1907, and Louisine Waldron Elder, 1855-1929], New York;[3] by inheritance 1929 to their daughter, Mrs. Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen [née Adaline Havemeyer, 1884-1963], Morristown, New Jersey; gift 1941 to NGA.

[1] Escat's ownership is first mentioned by Charles Yriarte, Goya, sa biographie et le catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1867: 148, and subsequently is noted in Conde de la Viñaza, Goya, su tiempo, su vida, sus obras, Madrid, 1887: 263, n. 121.

[2] Janusz Gerij, a descendant of the Sureda family, wrote to the NGA that the family has photographs of both NGA 1941.10.1 and NGA 1942.3.1 that were taken about 1892 (letter of 13 May 1995, in NGA Department of Visual Services, copy in NGA curatorial files).

[3] Frances Weitzenhoffer, "The Creation of the Havemeyer Collection, 1875-1900," Ph.D. diss., The City University of New York, 1982: 265, cited in Splendid Legacy: The Havemeyer Collection, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1993: 222, 343 no. 291. Louisine E. Havemeyer, in Sixteen to Sixty: Memoirs of a Collector, New York, 1961: 136, recalls that "we bought...the pair of 'Sureda' portraits for less than fifty thousand [pesetas]." Mrs. Havemeyer inherited the collection after her husband's death in 1907.

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