Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana – Francisco de Goya

Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana – Francisco de Goya
Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana - Francisco de Goya - 1

  • Posted by Francisco de Goya
  • Museum: Louvre
  • Year: 1794-1795

Overview of the painting :

Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana – Francisco de Goya. 1794-1795. Oil on canvas. 181×122

   The artist of Spanish romanticism Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) is known, among other things, for portraits of aristocrats. The hand of the court painter created a gallery of images of the Spanish nobility. His female portraits are most popular. Goya women are always mysterious, despite the detailed elaboration of robes and accessories, there is always a lot of unspeakable things in their appearance.

   Such is the “Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana.”. On a conditional dark background, common to the portraits of Goya, a slender countess figure is clearly emerging. She is dressed in a stern black dress and wrapped in an air light shawl. Between her and the audience there is an irresistible psychological barrier erected by a arrogant model and masterfully transmitted by the artist. But the image of this proud aristocrat seems lonely and tragic. The background, on which several obscure plans go into the distance, gives rise to a sense of something fatal, mysterious and imminent in her personality.

   The painting arrived in the Louvre in 1952.