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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Goya The Portraits

This last weekend was spent down South, to see B's family and to go to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square for the "Goya The Portraits" exhibition.

A marvellous exhibition, a good range of portraits from across Goya's career and from his commissions and his portraits of his friends. Well laid out. Full but not too crowded.

Sir Arthur Wellesley, painted 1812, then updated when he became Duke of Wellington by Goya in 1814.
This was followed by a very good curry lunch at Marsala Zone in Covent Garden, then fish & chip supper with B's family.

A good day out.

1 comment:

  1. By an astounding coincidence, your third picture here is the 1803 portrait of the self-same Conde de Fernan Nuñez featured in the comments on my latest blog post. What were the chances of that, eh? I have been pondering this picture, since it maybe suggests that I could use one of my spare Duke of Wellington castings to fake a mounted figure of the Conde to command a cavalry brigade.