Inventory number
P00737
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
Carlos III in Hunting Costume
Chronology
Ca. 1788
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
207 cm x 126 cm
School
Española
Theme
Retrato
On display
Yes
Provenance
En 1814 inventariado en la Colección Real. Pasó desde el Palacio del Buen Retiro al Museo del Prado en 1847. Depositado en 1915 en el Museo de Lérida y en 1929 en el Museo Municipal de Madrid. Regresó al Prado en 1942.

A portrait of King Carlos III (1716-1788) shortly before his death. The composition, which shows the Monarch dressed for hunting in the mountains outside Madrid, recalls Diego Velázquez's different portraits of King Felipe IV and the infantes in hunting garb, which are also in the Prado Museum. Goya made etchings of those works in 1788.

This painting is a copy of the original in the collection of the Duchess of Fernán Núñez. Other copies of lesser quality are also known, including those in the Argentaria Collection (Madrid), at the Madrid City Hall, and in the collection of Lord Margadale (United Kingdom).

This work entered the Prado Museum collection in 1847.

 
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