Margarita de Austria, Queen of Spain, on Horseback

Margaret of Austria

1778
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), After Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (Spanish, 1599–1660)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 006, II; Delteil 07; Gassier and Wilson 92

Dimensions

Platemark: 37 x 31 cm (14 9/16 x 12 3/16 in.) Sheet: 45.5 x 36 cm (17 15/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.1703

Medium or Technique

Etching and drypoint with engraved inscription; completed plate

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Completed plate with drypoint and engraved letters, before bevel (H. II, 2?-completed plate before bevel, mid-19th century impression).
Black ink, slight plate tone
Off-white wove paper

Inscription

Engraved below image: "D. MARGARITA DE AUSTRIA REYNA DE ESPAÑA, MUGER DE PHELIPE III. / Pintura de D. Diego Velazquez de tamaño del natural en el Real Palacio de MADRID, dibujada y grabada por D. Fran.co Goya Pintor, año de1778.

Note: the "co" in "Franco" should be superscript

Markings

No watermark
Verso: MFA stamp (Lugt 282)

Provenance

Valentín Carderera y Solano (?), Madrid (1796-1880); Sir William Stirling (later Stirling-Maxwell), Bart of Keir (1818-1878); Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling, of Keir; Colnaghi, London; Purchased by MFA, Boston (Lugt 282), through Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Purchased Sept. 13, 1951.

Credit Line

1951 Purchase Fund