Shop art print and framed art Portrait of the Countess of Carpio by Francisco de Goya

The artwork
View in room
Share on...
Subjects : Portrait
Keywords : Painting, Spanish, black art, fan
Need inspiration ?
Our recommendation

Our recommendation for Portrait of the Countess of Carpio by Francisco de Goya

To fully enjoy «Portrait of the Countess of Carpio» by Francisco de Goya, we recommend the medium size (89.6x60 cm) printed on hand stretched canvas, with the gilded mouldings - thin frame.
The artwork

Portrait of the Countess of Carpio

The portrait of the Marquise of Solana (1795) is an oil on canvas by Francisco de Goya that has been in the Musée du Louvre since 1953, following a donation by Charles de Beistegui. The Marquise of Solana is also known as Rita de Barrenechea. By the 1790s, Francisco de Goya had become a fashionable painter, whose portraits were in great demand among both the aristocracy and the upper middle classes of Madrid. According to the Musée du Louvre, the painting was done when the Marchioness, aged 38, knew she was doomed by illness. She died in 1795, shortly after the painting was completed. The Marchioness was a friend of Goya and the Duchess of Alba, a playwright and, like Goya, a member of the Enlightenment movement. Close to Jovellanos, she supported the reforms. She is depicted full-bodied, dressed in a shawl and gauze, her face pale and proud despite the illness on her face. The neutral, evanescent background is clearly inspired by the Velasquian tradition, and in the absence of other visual cues, it forces the viewer to hold the gaze of a model at death's door. The painter conveys the character of his character - proud and benevolent - as much as he establishes a silent dialogue between the marquise and the observer. In this painting, we can see the influence of the great English portraits by Gainsborough and Reynolds, known to Goya through reproductions in [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the romanticism style.


« Portrait of the Countess of Carpio » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


Find the full description of Portrait of the Countess of Carpio by Francisco de Goya on Wikipedia.

The artist

Francisco de Goya

Explore the work of
Francisco de Goya

Other similar artworks

Why do we offer different type of prints ? And what’s the difference ?
Our art prints are printed reproductions of original artworks. We provide you the choice between different
print materials depending on the style you want to achieve.
Read bellow for more information about each material.