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Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
e Artist : painter
The Family of King Charles IV of Spain.
Charles IV and his Family.
c Ca. 1800
b 280 x 336 cm.
Oil on canvas.
This is one of the first official portraits, if not the first, that Goya executed on the occasion of the crowning of the new Spanish reigning couple. Charles IV (1748-1819) king of Spain 1788-1808, son and successor of Charles III. He was a weak monarch dominated by his wife Maria Luisa of Parma and her lover, Manuel de Godoy, whom he appointed Prime Minister in 1792. Under Charles
Style: Spanish Rococo Era/Romantic.
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)