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 visual elements and history of the sitter Teresa Sureda is provided in the book Goya: Images of Women - AMAZON
Classical Painting Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio Practice - AMAZON Published by Watson-Guptill, 256 pages
Original Page January 2019 | Updated April 2021