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Sebastián Martínez y Pérez  1792

by Francisco de Goya

The sheet of paper in the sitter's hand reads: "Don Sebastián Martínez by his friend Goya 1792." Martínez was a famous collector of books, prints, and paintings. He held the position of chief treasurer of the Finance Committee of Cadiz, a flourishing harbor town linked by trade with England and France. This portrait was probably painted just before Goya contracted the illn...
36 5/8 x 26 5/8 in. (93 x 67.6 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art