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Isabel de Borbon

A work made of etching with engraving in black on off-white laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching with engraving in black on off-white laid paper.




Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746-1828)
after Diego Velázquez (Spanish, 1599-1660)

About this artwork

A court painter during his early career, Goya produced prints with comparatively little political subtext after his famed predecessor Diego de Velázquez. Isabella de Bourbon, the wife of King Phillip IV of Spain, is depicted riding sidesaddle in this portrait based on a 1635 painting in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Intended to be paired with a companion image of Philip, the print faces the same way as the panting, showing Isabella enjoying a secure seat, elaborate trappings, and an expensive horse.


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Prints and Drawings


Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes


Isabel de Borbon


Spain (Artist's nationality)


Made 1778


Etching with engraving in black on off-white laid paper


Image: 34.4 × 31.1 cm (13 9/16 × 12 1/4 in.); Plate: 37.2 × 31.1 cm (14 11/16 × 12 1/4 in.); Sheet, folded at top & bottom: 55.4 × 43 cm (21 13/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

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The Charles Deering Collection

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