Portrait of Don Ramón Satué  1823

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Goya owes his fame to his portraits of the Spanish court and to his idiosyncratic prints. He had already turned 76 when he painted this powerful portrait. Satué was a judge in the highest tribunal of Castile. The casual pose and open collar have an informality that Goya usually reserved for portraits of his most intimate friends.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum