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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
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
83.8 × 62.2 cm (33 × 24 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: back of canvas, paper: No. 6828 / F. Goya.
Viscount Sidmouth. [Charles Brunner, Paris]. [Ehrich Galleries, New York], sold; to Zoe Oliver (Mrs. Henry H.) Sherman, 1920, as by Goya, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1920 [1]

[1] Mrs. Oliver purchased the painting specifically for the Fogg. She paid $6,000 and traded a Hale painting for the work

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

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/22/2016 - 03/11/2016; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/22/2016 - 04/08/2016

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