National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
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
On View
From the Tour: Francisco de Goya
Object 5 of 9

Sureda served as director of the Spanish royal textile, crystal, and ceramic factories. He first studied manufacturing and printmaking in England in 1793-1796. Upon his return to Spain, he taught Goya the new graphic arts technique of aquatint. In 1800-1803, Sureda worked in Paris. Goya painted Sureda and his new French bride, depicted in a companion portrait, Thérèse Louise de Sureda, also at the National Gallery of Art, probably shortly after they moved to Madrid. In 1804, at age thirty-five, Sureda took over Spain’s famous porcelain works at the Buen Retiro.

In Goya’s representation, the arts administrator leans in a relaxed manner and dangles a high-crowned hat. This informality reflects the current international taste for casual poses. The hat’s hot red lining complements the warm brown tones of the loosely brushed background.

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