- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Vicente López y Portaña, Spanish (Valencia 1772 - 1850 Madrid)
Previously attributed to Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish (Fuendetodos 1746 - 1828 Bordeaux)
Previously attributed to Leonardo Alenza y Nieto, Spanish (Madrid 1807 - 1845 Madrid)
- Aragonese Dwarf
- Work Type
- 18th-19th century
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- actual: 83.82 x 62.23 cm (33 x 24 1/2 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- label: back of canvas, paper: No. 6828 / F. Goya.
- Viscount Sidmouth.
Charles Brunner, Paris, Rue Royale.
Zoe Oliver (Mrs. Henry H.) Sherman, Purchase from the Ehrich Galleries, NY, 1920, Gift to Fogg Art Museum, 1920. This was bought by Mrs. Sherman for the Fogg. If transaction happened today credit line would read "Purchase through the generosity of Zoe Oliver Sherman." She paid $6000. and traded a Hale painting for the work. It was considered a genuine Goya at the time of purchase.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry H. Sherman in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Parkman Oliver (from the Zoe Oliver Sherman Collection)
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
[Reproduction only], The Connoisseur, (June 1916)., p. 101
[Unidentified article], Les Arts (April 1916), no. 154
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Spanish paintings from El Greco to Goya, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, 1928), p. 2, cat. no. 4, repr.
[Unidentified article], The Antiquarian (March 1931), repr. p. 70
Fifteen Fine Paintings, exh. cat., Springfield Museum of Fine Arts (Springfield, MA, 1948), repr.
Juan Antonio Gaya-Nuño, La Pintura Española Fuera de España, Espasa-Calpe (Madrid, Spain, 1958), no. 219
Edward J. Sullivan, Goya and the Art of his Time, exh. cat., Meadows Museum (Dallas, TX, 1982), no. i.28, repr. p. 94
Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), pp. 116, 374, repr. b/w cat. no. 829
- Exhibition History
Spanish Painting, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 01/01/1928 - 12/31/1928
Exhibition of Spanish Paintings from El Greco to Goya, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 02/17/1928 - 04/15/1928
Collection of Mrs. Zoe Oliver Sherman, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 01/29/1946 - 02/24/1946
Fifteen Fine Paintings, Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, 10/07/1948 - 11/07/1948
Goya and the Art of his Time, Meadows Museum, Dallas, 12/07/1982 - 02/06/1983
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