Art and Artifice
Portrait of Teresa Sureda
Portrait by Francisco de Goya, 1804
47 1/8" x 31 1/4" - 119.7 CM x 79.4 cm - at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC
Goya's portrait displays French fashion influences in the wardrobe of the sitter and the chair itself which has a carved element (Sphinx head) utilized by Napoleon during his Egyptian campaign.
A more thorough examination of the vidual elements and history of the sitter Teresa Sureda is provided in the book Goya: Images of Women - AMAZON
Original Page January 2019 | Updated July 2020