Carlos III (1716-1788) In Hunting Costume

By Francisco Goya SKU:15288

Francisco Goya's ""Carlos III (1716-1788) In Hunting Costume"" is a remarkable portrait painted in the late 18th century. Created during Goya's early career, around 1786, this painting stands out for its exquisite attention to detail and the portrayal of Carlos III, the King of Spain, in his hunting attire. The artwork captures the monarch's regal demeanor and love for the outdoors, showcasing Goya's skill in capturing the essence of his subjects. Its significance lies in preserving the image of a revered historical figure and providing insight into the royal life and fashion of that era.

66 cm

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Title: “”Goya’s Carlos III In Hunting Costume: A Majestic Royal Portrait””

Year Painted: Around 1786

Francisco Goya, the celebrated Spanish artist of the late 18th century, immortalized Carlos III (1716-1788) in an exquisite portrait titled “”Carlos III In Hunting Costume”” around 1786. This exceptional painting captures the regal essence of the Spanish monarch, King Carlos III, while he is depicted in his hunting attire. The artwork’s historical significance, attention to detail, and portrayal of royal grandeur make it an extraordinary piece in the realm of portraiture.

Goya’s masterful brushwork and keen eye for detail shine in this portrait. The rich colors and textures of the king’s hunting outfit, complete with fine fabrics, trims, and accessories, demonstrate the artist’s remarkable ability to convey realism. The king’s dignified expression and confident stance underscore the power and authority he wielded during his reign.

This painting carries immense importance as it offers a glimpse into the life and times of Carlos III, who was a key figure in Spanish history. As the king of Spain from 1759 until his death in 1788, Carlos III left a lasting legacy through his numerous reforms and progressive policies. Goya’s portrayal captures the ruler’s love for hunting, which was one of his favorite pastimes, illustrating a more personal aspect of his life beyond his official duties.

Furthermore, “”Carlos III In Hunting Costume”” exemplifies the stylistic shift in Goya’s early career. At this point, the artist was still following the conventions of court portraiture. However, the piece hints at the distinct artistic voice that would emerge in his later works, where he would challenge traditional norms and embrace a more honest and critical approach to portraying the human condition.

The painting’s enduring allure lies in its ability to transcend time and transport viewers back to an era of royalty and opulence. It enables us to connect with history, experiencing the aura of the Spanish court and the majesty of a monarch whose influence extended beyond his lifetime.

Today, “”Carlos III In Hunting Costume”” remains a treasure of art history, valued for its artistic brilliance and historical significance. It serves as a testament to Goya’s exceptional talent in capturing the essence of his subjects and preserving the memory of an esteemed ruler. The painting’s existence allows us to appreciate the splendor of the past while also recognizing the enduring impact of Francisco Goya as one of history’s most revered portrait artists.

Original size:
126 x 207 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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