Portrait of the Marquesa de Santiago  1804

by Francisco de Goya

The Marquesa de Santiago stands full-length in front of a landscape of gently sloping hills. Well-born, very wealthy, and a commanding presence, she confronts the viewer directly. Her white lace mantilla extends to her knees, and she holds a closed fan in her left hand. Heavily applied make-up accentuates her features. Known for her dissolute lifestyle, the Marquesa died a...
209.6 x 126.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty