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Lot 234: FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Felipe IV.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA
Etching printed in black on cream wove paper, 1778-79. 370x310 mm; 14 1/2x12 1/4 inches, wide margins. Fourth edition. A very good, evenly-printed impression with strong contrasts.
According to Harris, the fourth edition "appears to have been extremely small."
Felipe IV (1605-1665) ruled Spain at the height of its empire. He was the son of Felipe III and Margarita de Austria (see preceeding lot). Goya based this portrait, as well as that of Margarita, on paintings by Velázquez now in the Prado, Madrid. Delteil 8; Harris 7.