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Condesa de Altamira and Her Daughter, María Agustina  1788

by Francisco de Goya

This imposing portrait is one of four that Goya painted of members of Count Altamira's family. (Another is the Museum's portrait of Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga [49.7.41].) The patronage of this powerful family greatly advanced the artist's career; shortly after this work was completed, he was appointed court painter to Charles IV, king of Spain. Goya's brilliant t...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art