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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 299

    Manner of Francisco de Goya

    Portrait of a Prelate

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Manner of Francisco de Goya
    Portrait of a Prelate
    oil on canvas
    29 x 23 in. 73.7 x 58.4 cm.


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    Literature

    X. Desparmet Fitz-Gerald, L'Oeuvre peint de Goya, Paris, 1928-50, II, p. 312, no. 318, as 'Goya, Le Cardinal Infant Don Luis Antonio de Borbón'.
    The Art Digest, 15 January 1937, p. 15, as 'Goya, Study for the Portrait of the Cardinal of Boubon'.
    P. Gassier et al, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco Goya, Paris, 1970, p. 167, under no. 794, as 'a so-called study for the head, which in any case more closely resembles Archbishop Company'.


    Exhibited

    Baltimore, Museum of Art, A survey of Spanish painting through Goya, 3-31 January 1937, no. 21, as 'Francisco Goya, Study for the Portrait of the Cardinal of Bourbon'.
    San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Francisco Goya, 5 June-4 July 1937, no. 20, as 'Francisco Goya, Study for the Portrait of The Cardinal de Bourbon'.
    Flint, Institute of Arts, Painting by the Old Masters, 15 September-7 October 1945, no. 11, as 'Francisco Goya, Portrait of The Cardinal de Bourbon'.