Queen María Luisa with a Bustle
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Inventory number
P02862
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Queen María Luisa with a Bustle
Chronology
Ca. 1789
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
205 cm x 132 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real. Ingresó en el Museo en 1847, procedente del Palacio del Buen Retiro. Depositado en el Ministerio de la Guerra, 1883. Pasó al Museo de Arte Moderno, 1911, de donde se envió al Museo de Zaragoza. Se devolvió al Museo del Prado en 1972.

A full-length portrait of Queen María Luis de Parma (1751-1819), wife of King Carlos IV (1748-1819), wearing a large feathered hat and French lace, with a seventeenth-century style bustle and the sort of large skirt flattened in front and back that replaced the farthingale. The only jewelry she wears is the Cruz Estrellada award. Her hand rests on a table covered with a tablecloth on which the royal crown sits.

This painting is paired with a portrait of Carlos IV (P3224). Despite being a full-length portrait, it follows the model of the official portrait of Queen María Luisa that was commissioned, along with that of King Carlos IV, in January of 1789. These works coincided with the king's coronation, following the death of Carlos III (1716-1788).

 
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