"Duquesa de Alba"
This is an original 1922 tipped-in sepia photogravure of a romantic painting by Francisco Goya that portrayed Dona María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba and her pet dog.
This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing.
Period Paper is proud to present a portfolio of sepia tipped-in photogravures from 1922 of romantic paintings by Francisco Goya that portray many famous figures from the Spanish royal court and Napoleonic era. Mounted on textured paper and in excellent condition, these pieces are perfect for framing. To continue browsing this collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Goya, Francisco. There is no visible artist signature.
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828)
A creative mind with a penchant for pushing the limits of social and conceptual boundaries, Goya is often considered to have been the last of the great masters and first of the modern ones. He was the court painter to the Spanish Crown, and holds a claim to fame in that he painted the first picture of a nude women without using any allegorical pretenses to explain away her lack of clothing. A lot of his later work tended towards darker subject matter; fantasy and heavy themes prevailed, making his work both terrifying and rememberable to this day.
Keywords specific to this image: Romanticism, Spanish