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on paper held in sitter's hand: El Sor Dn / Antonio / Noriega / Tesorero / General / F. Goya / 1801; lower left on tablecloth: Dn Antonio Noriega de [Ba]da caballero y Regidor de la / Rly.distinguida Orden Espanola de don. C. III; Diputado / en Corte del Principe de Asturias. Director genl de las / Temporalidades de España e Indias y de la Rl Negocia / cion del Giro: Del Consejo de s.m. en el Rly Supremo del / Hacienda y su Tesorero General etc. etc. (D[o]n Antonio de [Ba]da knight and Councillor of the Royal and distinguished Spanish Order of Don C[arlos] III; Delegate in the Court of the Prince of Asturias. Director general of the Revenues of Spain and the Indies and of the Royal Bank of the Exchange: Of the Council of His Majesty...


Purchased from a private collector in Madrid by Freiherr Ferdinand Eduard von Stumm [1843-1925], while he was ambassador of the German Empire to the court of Madrid, 1887-1892;[1] (his estate sale, Günther Deneke Auktionhaus, Berlin, 4 October 1932, 19, no. 87); (Wildenstein & Co., Paris and New York);[2] sold 1955 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[3] gift 1961 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Goya, Bibliotéque Nationale, Paris, 1935, 60, no. 251.
The Art of Goya, The Art Institute of Chicago, 1941, 45, no. 70.
Goya: A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Institute of Fine Arts, Wildenstein, New York, 1950, 18, no. 16.
Masterpieces of Painting Through Six Centuries, Allied Arts Association, Houston, 1952, 12, no. 23.
Goya: The Condesa de Chinchon and Other Paintings, Drawings, and Prints from Spanish and American Private Collection and the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986-87, unpaginated brochure.
Goya en tiempos de guerra [Goya in Times of War], Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2008, no. 32, repro.
Loan, Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain, 2009-2010.

Technical Summary

The support is a coarse, plain-weave fabric, lined to a very fine, plain-weave fabric. The left tacking edge was unfolded to form part of the picture surface and covered with paint by a later hand. Coarse particles in the thick red ground that covers the entire painting surface protrude through the thinly applied paint. Goya left the ground color visible in many places, utilizing it, for example, as a middle tone in parts of the flesh. There is scattered retouching in the head, left wrist, jacket, and background.


Desparmet Fitz-Gerald, Xavier. L'oeuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols. Paris, 1928-1950: 2:289, no. 547; 2 (of plates), part 2:pl. 481.
Mayer, August L. "The Portrait of Don Antonio Noriega by Goya." Apollo 22 (1935): 49, color repro. opp. 49.
"Notable Works of Art Now on the Market." Advertising Supplement, The Burlington Magazine 71 (December, 1937): no. 18, repro.
Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier. Vida y obras de Goya. Madrid, 1951: 170. Translated by Paul Burns. Madrid, 1964.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection Acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation 1951-56. Introduction by John Walker, text by William E. Suida and Fern Rusk Shapley. National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1956: 90, no. 33, repro.
Gaya Nuño, Juan Anotonio. La pintura española fuera de España; historia y catàlogo. Madrid, 1958: 160, no. 993.
Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 274, repro.
Trapier, Elizabeth du Gué. Goya and His Sitters. New York, 1964: 23, 59, no. 39, figs. 39-40.
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 61.
National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 53, repro.
Gassier, Pierre, and Juliet Wilson. Vie et oeuvre de Francisco Goya. Paris, 1970. Translated by C. Hauch and J. Wilson. New York, 1971: 167, no. 801, repro. 197 (also 1981 ed: same pp. as above.).
Gudiol y Ricart, José. Goya: 1746-1828; Biography, Analytical Study and Catalogue of His Paintings. Translated by Kenneth Lyons. 4 vols. New York, 1971: 1:110, 292, no. 436; 3:figs. 703, 704.
De Angelis, Rita. L'opera pittorica completa di Goya. Milan, 1974: 116, no. 399, repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 160, repro.
Eisler, Colin. Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian. Oxford, 1977: 229-230, fig. 224.
Salas, Xavier de. Goya. Translated by G. T. Culverwell. London, 1979: 190, no. 381, repro.
Camón Aznar, José. Francisco de Goya. 4 vols. Saragossa, 1984: 3:135, repro. 327.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 401, no. 571, color repro.
European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 184, repro.
Brown, Jonathan, and Richard G. Mann. Spanish Paintings of the Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1990: 21-24, color repro. 23.
Iglesias, Juan Ignacio Noriega. Antonio Noriega de Bada: Un asturiano pintado por Goya. Oviedo, 2009: 32-33, repro.

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