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Francisco de Goya: Don Ignacio Garcini y Queralt, 1804
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Francisco de Goya
[Spanish Rococo Era/Romantic Painter and Printmaker, 1746-1828]

• Also known as:  Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
• Relationships: Assistant to Mengs, Anton Raphael.
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Francisco de Goya is one of the great Spanish masters, known for such works as Nude Maja/Clothed Maja and Third of May, 1808.

The student, and later brother-in-law, of Francisco Bayeu, Goya was initially trained in the then-current Rococo style. He gradually developed his own distinctive style of painting, showing the influence of Velázquez and Rembrandt.

Goya's late works became quite dark in mood, from his satirical caricatures to the so-called Black Paintings such as Saturn Devouring One of his Sons.


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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBiblioteca Nacional de España (in Spanish)  
Definitive collection of Goya's engravings

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteDavison Art Center at Wesleyan University, Connecticut
All 80 etchings from Goya's Caprichos series, 1796-97

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Dona Amalia Bonells de Costa, ca.1805

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!
Many works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
36 works by Goya

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
7 works online by Goya

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Don Ramón de Posada y Soto, ca.1801

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Countess del Carpio, Marquesa de La Solana

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Ferdinand Guillemardet (1765-1809)

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Head of an Angel

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Man Carrying A Huge Load, ca.1812-23

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, Seville, Spain (in Spanish)  
(Click on "ampliar imagen" for a huge enlargement of the image)
Retrato del canónigo D. José Duaso y Latre

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
Still Life with Golden Bream, 1808-12

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Drawings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Watercolor collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia
3 works online

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
They've already got a seat, from Los Caprichos

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
There they go plucked (ie fleeced), from Los Caprichos

Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Blindman's Buff, design for a tapestry

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
9 works online

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
3 works online

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Juan Antonio Melendez Valdes

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Prison scene

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Disparate Alegre (Merry Folly)
Avengle Enleve Sur Les Cornes D'un Taureau

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Provenance Research Project

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Page from a sketchbook - Cantar y bailar

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
The White Horse on the Slack Rope, etching

DePaul University Museum, Chicago
3 etchings

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)
Procession in Valencia, ca.1810-12

Fondazione Magnani-Rocca, Parma, Italy
The Family of the Infante Don Luis (click the painting for detail images)

Frick Collection, New York City   NEW!

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Indiana State University Art Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  
3 paintings by Goya

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Virginia
(Note: Click the title to view the artwork details, not the thumbnail image.)

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Portrait of Francisco Sabatini, ca.1775-79

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Portrait of Doña María Teresa de Vallabriga, 1783

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Bust Portrait of Josefa Bayeu, pencil drawing, 1805

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Several works from the exhibition "Goya's View on the Spanish Golden Age"

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
2 works online

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta, 1820, and four etchings

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
Cannibales dépeçant leurs victimes

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
Les Cannibales

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Le Sommeil les soumet
Parce qu'elle fut sensible

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

Museum of the Hispanic Society of America, New York City
6 works online

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (in Polish)  
See the Flash presentation on the page: rollover + scroll thumbnails

National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
3 works online

Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
The Topers, ca.1850

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, 1797-98

Oskar Reinhart Collection, Switzerland
Still Life with Three Salmon Steaks, 1808-12

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
La Lettre ou Les Jeunes

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France (in French)  
Le Temps

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Feria en Bordeaux

Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City
Dejalo todo a la probidencia (Leave It All to Providence)

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Section on Goya's printmaking technique

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
Estan Calientes, aquatint

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" for several large images from a 2006 exhibition

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Francisco de Goya at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
.PDF document with a nice reproduction of a drawing by Goya, Bust Portrait of Josefa Bayeu

Université de Liège Collections (in French)  

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
from The Disasters of War (bound 1st ed.), 1863

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
General Nicolas Philippe Guye, 1810

Virtual Uffizi
Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on Horseback

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
4 works online

Wichita Art Museum, Kansas
Many prints online, mainly from Los Caprichos

Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts
The Celebrated American, Mariano Ceballos, 1825

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
5 works online when last checked

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Portrait of the Countess of Chinchon (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Forge (The Frick Collection, New York)

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteFrancisco de Goya at The Artchive  

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
105 works online by Goya

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

Rasiel's Wallpapers
(Click on the size of the scan you wish to view)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

Spain Ministry of Education Imagebank (in Spanish)  
Type "Goya" into the search box & click "Buscar"; the "Descargar" link downloads a high-res image

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

Additional Image Search Tools:
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Google Images: "Francisco de Goya"      
Bing Images: "Francisco de Goya"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteGoya (Image One Exhibit)

Notable SiteInfoGoya '96 Virtual Exhibition

An online, collaborative attempt to catalog and illustrate all of the artist's works. Many works listed.

Erik E. Weems Web Design

FBI Art Theft Program
2 works stolen from a residence in Madrid and subsequently recovered

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francisco de Goya  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Gibbon Art Blog

New England Review
"The Mystery of Goya's Saturn"

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Goya's cheerleaders", 2003 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Tiburcio Perez y Cuervo, 1820

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on The Family of the Infante Don Luis, 1784

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Does it matter who painted The Colossus - Goya or his apprentice?", 2009 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"The timeless joy of Goya", 2001 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"Meet Goya's Women: They Hang in D.C., In From Madrid", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Goya's Last Works" at the Frick, brief 2006 review by Peter Schjeldahl

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
Art critic Robert Hughes is interviewed about his book on Goya

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Old Man Goya

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The Self-Portraits of Francisco Goya

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Francisco Goya: A Life

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The Disasters of War (Dover)

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Los Caprichos

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Francisco Goya y Lucientes: 1746-1828

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Discoveries: Goya

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Goya: The Last Carnival

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Goya: The Complete Etchings and Lithographs

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Goya and the Duchess of Alba


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