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Don Mañuel Garcia de la Prada

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Don Mañuel Garcia de la Prada

Artist: Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746 - 1828)
Date: ca. 1805-1808
Medium: Oil on canvas
Frame: 93 1/8 × 60 3/4 × 4 1/4 in. (236.5 × 154.3 × 10.8 cm.)
Image (visible): 80 7/8 × 48 1/4 in. (205.4 × 122.6 cm.)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1953.15
Accession number: 1953.15
Classification: painting
Copyright:Public Domain
Label TextThis vivid portrait, in glowing colors and simple forceful design, is a master-work of portraiture of Goya's best period and style; and we believe it ranks with the finest portraits of all time. Though there are few separate elements in the composition, each one has a special meaning for us today, which we shall be privileged to discover as we study the painting, and the life and other works of Goya. This is an ideal painting for our Center, because of its connotations: for its meaning in several art-related fields (music, literature: and international events of the period it represents,--such as the beginning of our United States of America): for its vitality which is ageless; for its representing the best qualities of both traditional and modern painting. Source: Bulletin, May 1953.
Exhibition History"The Kirsch Years 1936-1958," a testimonial exhibition assembled from the collections of the Des Moines Art Center and the University of Nebraska Art Galleries, Lincoln, Des Moines Art Center, Jan. 7 - Feb. 10, 1974 (Exhibited in Des Moines only)
Published ReferencesX. D. Fitz-Gerald, L'OEUVRE PEINT DE GOYA, 1928 - 1950, vol.II, no.475, Paris, p.188, pl. no.393

Eloise Spaeth, AMERICAN ART MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES - AN INTRODUCTION TO LOOKING, Harper & Brothers, N.Y., 1960, ref. pp.144-145

PICTURES ON EXHIBIT, Apr. 1953, ill.

DES MOINES ART CENTER: SELECTED PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, 1985, ref. pp.75 & 76, b/w ill. p.76

QUICK NEWS WEEKLY, Mar. 30, 1953, p.47, ill.

August L. Mayer, FRANCESCO DE GOYA, Munich, 1923, no.271, p.191 (English edition, London, 1924, no.271, p.155)

DMAC BULLETIN, Apr. 1953, cover ill.

IOWAN MAGAZINE, Apr. - May, 1955, pp.44 & 45, ill.

LES ARTS, Apr. 1903, pp. 37 & 38, ill., also mentioned in American Section, p.XV

ART DIGEST, Apr. 1, 1953, p.11, ill.

THE NATHAN EMORY COFFIN COLLECTION, a portfolio of fifty selections from the collection, published in 1981 by the DMAC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nathan Emory Coffin, b/w ill.

ART NEWS, Mar. 1954, pp.38 & 39, ill.

Albert F. Calvert, GOYA, London and New York, 1908, no.115, p.134

COLLIERS YEAR BOOK 1953, New York, 1954, p.70, ill.

Valerian van Loga, FRANCESCO DE GOYA, Berlin, 1903, no.311, p.202

Pierre Gassier, FRANCESCO DE GOYA, Wurzburg, 1983, b/w ill. pl.114, p.183 (German Edition)


AN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. pp.32, 33 & 124, b/w ill. p.124, color ill. p.125

Pedro Tedde de Lorca, EL BANCO DE SAN CARLOS, Alianza Editorial, S. A. Madrid, 1988, color ill.

Bernard S. Myers, ed., THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PAINTING, Third revised edition, N.Y., 1970, ill. p.210

DMAC News, Nov./Dec. 1994, p.2

Hugh Stokes, FRANCESCO GOYA, N.Y., 1914, pp.249, 250 & 276

A. de Beruete y Moret, GOYA AS A PORTRAIT PAINTER, London, 1922, no.276, p.215, ref. pp. 163 & 164

DES MOINES REGISTER, Feb. 20, 1971, ill.

Paul la Fond, GOYA, Paris, 1902, no.182, p.135, ill. opposite p.72, ref. pp.63 & 69
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