Francisco Goya (Self Portrait)

about 1783
Attributed to Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 0202: Gassier II, 316


Sheet: 11 x 8.1 cm (4 5/16 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite heightened with black chalk,with stumping (rubbing) on cream laid paper Moderately textured, moderately thick, cream laid paper (4 horiz. chains with spacing of 27mm.)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




L.rl in black chalk: Goya


No watermark


Javier Goya (b. 1784 – d. 1854); 1854, by inheritance to Mariano Goya (b. 1806 – d. 1874); about 1861, sold to Valentín Carderera y Solano, Madrid (b. 1790 – d.1880); 1880, by inheritence to Eduardo Carderera Ponzán, Madrid. Christopher Norris (b. 1907 – d. 1987) London; July 1959, sold by Christopher Norris to Philip Hofer (b. 1898 – d. 1984) and Frances Hofer, Cambridge, MA; 1973, sold by Philip and Frances Hofer, through Robert M. Light, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

Note: E. Carderera and Norris ownership supported by handwritten note by P. Hofer in MFA Archive and copy in Department of Prints and Drawings objects files.

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation