Goya, Francisco de - Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
By special arrangement with the Banco de España, from April 22 through August 3, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reunite for the first time four portraits painted by
that were commissioned by the Count of Altamira, who was a director of the bank. Goya and the Altamira Family will consist of Banco de España’s portrait of the Count of Altamira; the Metropolitan’s beloved Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, the so-called “Red Boy;” the beautiful portrait of Manuel’s mother and sister,Condesa de Altamira and her Daughter, María Agustina, from the Metropolitan Museum’s Robert Lehman Collection; and a portrait of Manuel Osorio’s brother Vicente Joaquin de Toledo, from a private collection.
All four portraits were painted between 1786 and 1788 when Goya was beginning to experiment with aristocratic portraiture. A fifth portrait depicting Count Altamira’s middle son, Juan María Osorio, was painted around the same time by Agustín Esteve, one of Goya’s pupils, and will be lent by the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Text: Metropolitan Museum of Art New York)