The Marquise of Santa Cruz, Daughter of the Dukes of Osuna

By Francisco Goya SKU:15299

The Marquise of Santa Cruz, Daughter of the Dukes of Osuna"" is a captivating portrait painted by Francisco Goya. Completed in 1805, this masterpiece showcases the remarkable talent of Goya as a portraitist. The painting depicts a young, elegant woman adorned in lavish attire, reflecting her high social status. What makes this artwork truly special is the meticulous attention to detail, vibrant color palette, and Goya's ability to capture the sitter's personality and inner emotions. The painting exudes a sense of timeless beauty and serves as a testament to Goya's exceptional skill in capturing the essence of his subjects.

30 cm

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Title: Francisco Goya’s “”The Marquise of Santa Cruz, Daughter of the Dukes of Osuna””
Year Painted: 1805

Francisco Goya’s portrait, “”The Marquise of Santa Cruz, Daughter of the Dukes of Osuna,”” painted in 1805, stands as a remarkable example of the artist’s mastery in capturing the essence of his subjects. This exquisite piece showcases the skill and artistry that made Goya one of the most celebrated painters of his time.

The painting portrays a young woman, the Marquise of Santa Cruz, elegantly dressed in opulent attire, reflecting her high social standing. Goya’s attention to detail is awe-inspiring, as he meticulously renders the delicate lace, rich fabrics, and intricate jewelry. The vibrant color palette enlivens the composition, drawing the viewer’s gaze towards the sitter’s expressive face and captivating eyes.

What sets this painting apart is Goya’s ability to capture not only the physical appearance of the Marquise but also her inner emotions. Her confident stance and enigmatic smile hint at her personality and charm. Goya skillfully balances realism and idealization, creating a captivating portrayal that reveals both the subject’s beauty and her intriguing character.

“”The Marquise of Santa Cruz”” is considered special for several reasons. Firstly, it exemplifies Goya’s expertise in portraiture, showcasing his technical precision and ability to breathe life into his subjects. The painting also represents a moment in history, capturing the opulence and elegance of Spanish aristocracy during the early 19th century.

Furthermore, this artwork provides a glimpse into the social dynamics of the time. The Marquise belonged to a prominent noble family, the Dukes of Osuna, and her portrait serves as a visual symbol of their wealth and influence. Goya’s portrayal not only highlights her individuality but also pays homage to her lineage and societal position.

The Marquise’s identity and lineage were critical factors during the creation of this portrait. By depicting her as the daughter of the Dukes of Osuna, Goya emphasizes her noble heritage, reinforcing the notions of class and status prevalent in Spanish society at the time.

In conclusion, Francisco Goya’s “”The Marquise of Santa Cruz, Daughter of the Dukes of Osuna”” is a masterpiece that showcases the artist’s technical brilliance and his ability to convey the personality and social standing of his subjects. Painted in 1805, this captivating portrait stands as a testament to Goya’s enduring legacy as one of the greatest painters in history.

Original size:
207 x 124.7 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
49 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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