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Fine Portrait on panel of Juan Bautista de Muguiro, attributed to Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) - Aragonese School of the 19th century - Fine Portrait on panel of Juan Bautista de Muguiro, attributed to Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) - Aragonese School of the 19th century Oil on panel: 23 x 18 cm, measures with frame 32 x 26 cm. Muguiro, banker and merchant, perhaps exiled in Bordeaux due to the services rendered to King Joseph Bonaparte by his family firm, "J. Irivaren y sobrinos", later held important political positions in the Spain of Isabella II, being, for example, president of the Cortes and senator between 1836 and 1845. Goya, in the dedicatory inscription of the painting, defines himself as a "friend" of the portrayed, perhaps to thank him with that term, so generic in Castilian, for the efforts or aid received from him, who was also the banker of his son Javier. A few years earlier, Goya had thus dedicated "to his friend Arrieta", the portrait he gave to the doctor who saved his life during the illness that affected him in 1819. The artist presented Muguiro for posterity in his most prosaic and mercantile aspect, reading a recently opened letter and seated next to a desk covered with papers, on which shines a large green and gold porcelain inkwell. Goya in his old age condenses his technique in a few brushstrokes, given with sudden impulses of energy, which reveal the effort of his hand and his eyes, almost blind, although it has remained intact. Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., "Goya in the Prado. History of a singular collection", Goya. New Visions. Tribute to Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, Isabel García de la Rasilla and Francisco Calvo Serraller (eds.), Madrid, Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, 1987, pp. 307-322.

Estim. 6,000 - 7,500 EUR