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Portrait of General José Manuel Romero  1810

by Francisco de Goya

The early 19th century was a troubled time in Spain. After Napoleon placed his brother, Joseph Bonaparte, on the Spanish throne in 1808, the people rose up in rebellion, eventually driving the French out with the help of the British army. Although his own sentiments were patriotic and liberal, Francisco de Goya dutifully fulfilled his obligations as first painter to the ki...
41 1/2 × 34 1/2 in.
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago