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    Sale 2136

    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    Manner of Francisco de Goya

    Head of a woman, traditionally identified as the Duchess of Alba

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    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Manner of Francisco de Goya
    Head of a woman, traditionally identified as the Duchess of Alba
    oil on canvas
    16 5/8 x 14¼ in. (42.2 x 36.3 cm.)


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Conde de las Almenas, by 1923.
    Marqués del Llano, Madrid.
    with Wildenstein, by 1928.


    Literature

    See website for literature.

    A.L. Mayer, 'Goya als Frauenmaler', Kunst und Künstler, XIX, 1921, illustrated p. 416.
    A.L. Mayer, Goya, London, 1924, p. 172, no. 518.
    X. Desparmet Fitz-Gerald, L'Oeuvre peint de Goya, Paris, 1928-50, II, p. 295, no. 555s.
    J.A. Gaya Nuño, La pintura española fuera de España, Madrid, 1958, p. 161, no. 914 (as 'circa 1790-95').