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José Costa y Bonells (died l870), Called Pepito  1810

by Francisco de Goya

Pepito's father, Rafael Costa de Quintana, was doctor to King Ferdinand VII; his mother was the daughter of Jaime Bonells, doctor to the Alba family. The portrait is most closely related to works that Goya painted shortly after 1810 and seems to allude to the Spanish War of Independence, 1808–14. Pepito's jacket is tailored in imitation of a soldier's uniform, and his hair...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art