Inventory number
P03255
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
José Moñino, Count of Floridablanca
Chronology
1783
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
196 cm x 116,5 cm
School
Española
Theme
Retrato
On display
Yes
Provenance
No se conoce su primera procedencia. Donado en 1975, con reserva de usufructo, por Fernando de Aragón y Carrillo de Albornoz, marqués de Casa Torres, en cuya colección estaba desde fecha indeterminada. Ingresó en el Prado a su muerte, en 1984.

Born in 1728, José Moñino studied law in his native city of Murcia, and in Orihuela. In 1756 he was appointed Attorney to the Coucil of Castile and in 1766, Procurer of Castile. As Spain's Ambassador to Rome in 1773, he managed the dissolution of the Jesuits, which earned him the title of Count of Floridablanca. In 1777, he became the First Secretary of State and of Office. His progressive politics were decisive in Spain during the second half of the eighteenth century. Goya depicts him in the act of delivering his Report on the creation of the Banco de San Carlos to Carlos III in October, 1781. That was one of his most modern initiatives. Floridablanca was one of Goya's first patrons.

 
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