- Reference number
- Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
- King Carlos IV in Red
- Ca. 1789
- 127,3 cm x 94,3 cm
- On display
- Adquirido en 1911. Procedente del Ministerio de Hacienda, ingresó al Museo del Prado por Reales Órdenes de 15 de Febrero y 10 de Marzo de 1911.
A portrait of King Carlos IV (1784-1819) wearing red velvet and decorated with the Golden Fleece, on a background of curtains that partially hide a crown at the right edge of the composition.
This work may have been made shortly after the Monarch took the throne, as he still wears the sash of Carlos III (1716-1788), whose design was specified on 24 October 1772. Its combination of colors was modified on 12 June 1792.
This painting entered the Prado Museum collection in 1911 by way of the Ministry of Finance.