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Tour: Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828)

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Goya was one of Spain’s greatest painters and an internationally influential printmaker during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, after training in Saragossa and traveling in Italy, married the daughter of the Spanish court artist. The next year, 1774, Goya received his first royal commission—painting decorative scenes of daily life to be woven into tapestries. In 1799 he was appointed first court painter, the highest artistic position attainable.



1Francisco de Goya, María Teresa de Borbón y Vallabriga, later Condesa de Chinchón, 1783
2Francisco de Goya, The Marquesa de Pontejos, c. 1786
3Francisco de Goya, Young Lady Wearing a Mantilla and Basquina, c. 1800/1805
4Francisco de Goya, Don Antonio Noriega, 1801
5Francisco de Goya, Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol, c. 1803/1804
6Francisco de Goya, Thérèse Louise de Sureda, c. 1803/1804
7Francisco de Goya, Señora Sabasa Garcia, c. 1806/1811
8Francisco de Goya, Victor Guye, 1810
9Eugenio Lucas Villamil, The Bullfight, c. 1890/1900