Margarita of 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), and Unknown Spanish


Catalogue Raisonné

Harris 006, I, 1; Delteil 07: Gassier and Wilson 92

Dimensions

Platemark: 37 x 31 cm (14 9/16 x 12 3/16 in.) Sheet: 61 x 43.5 cm (24 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.1702

Medium or Technique

Etching, touched with pen and ink; inscribed with pen and brown and black inks; working proof, on cream laid paper

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Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Working proof, before drypoint and engraved inscription, touched with pen and black and brown ink indications of future work and inscriptions (H. I, 1).
A unique working proof.

Inscription

Manuscript inscription: Below image, outside pm, in pen and brown and black ink: “D/ Margarita de Austria Reyna de España Muger de PHELIPE IV [CROSSED OUT] (IN BLACK INK) / Pintura de D.n Diego Velázquez de Tamaño del natural en el R.l Palacio de Mad.d, / dibujada grabada p.r D.n Fran.co Goya Pintor, año de 1778”
Verso in red chalk: "31"; and other slight inscriptions of a later origin.

Markings

WM: ROMANI and coat of arms

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