Goya: The Condesa de Chinchón and Other Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from Spanish and American Private Collections and the National Gallery of Art

November 16, 1986 – January 4, 1987

West Building, Main Floor, Galleries 29, 33, Lobby A

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: The Condesa de Chinchón, lent by the Ducal House of Sueca in Madrid, was shown in this exhibition together with 5 other paintings on loan from Spain. 8 paintings, 11 drawings, and 22 prints by Francisco de Goya from the National Gallery were also on view. The loans from Spain were facilitated by Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, who had shown an exhibition of Goya paintings from private Spanish collections the previous summer at his Villa Favorita in Lugano. The exhibition was timed to coincide with the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's new opera Goya at the Kennedy Center, starring Placido Domingo. Queen Sophia of Spain attended the opening.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from the Pacific Telesis Foundation and by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 81,740

Brochure: Goya: The Condesa de Chinchón and Other Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from Spanish and American Private Collections and the National Gallery of Art, by Frances Feldman. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1986.

Image: Francisco de Goya, María Teresa de Borbón y Vallabriga, later Condesa de Chinchón, 1783, oil on canvas, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.123

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