Inventory number
P00737
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Charles III in hunting Dress
Chronology
Ca. 1786
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
207 cm x 126 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1814: Royal Palace of El Buen Retiro, Madrid; Prado Museum, 1847; on deposit in the Museum of Lérida, 1915; on deposit in the Municipal Museum of Madrid, 1929; Prado Museum, 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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