Inventory number
P00740
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Tadea Arias de Enríquez
Chronology
Ca. 1789
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
191 cm x 106 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Tadea Arias, Madrid, ca. 1790; Vélez Málaga, 1793. Juan Nepomuceno Enríquez Arias, Vélez Málaga, 1855. Gabriel y Luisa Enríquez y Valdés, Madrid, 1876. Prado Museum, 1896

A full-length portrait of Tadea Arias de Enríquez (1770-1855), wearing a tulle dress with a black ribbon. The background is a landscape. The artist chose to represent the model stretching the glove on her right arm, along with the coats of arms of the Arias and León families. The latter belonged to her husband, Captain Tomás de León (d. 1793). This work may well be a commemoration of their wedding, which took place in 1790.

The composition of this work directly follows models from English portraits of that period, depicting the model in a garden as a way of bringing out her beauty.

 
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