Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga
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This picture is perhaps the best of the fashionable portraits of children that Goya painted in his thirties. The portrait is of the son of the Count and Countess of Altamira and is outfitted in a marvellous red costume an is playing with a pet magpie. A cage of birds and three cats also make up the picture. Caged birds symbolized the soul in Christian art and were a sign of innocence. The cats are perhaps forerunners of the fearful creatures which were to emerge in Los Caprichos.
Owner/Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY  (United States - New York)
Dates: 1787-1788
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 127 cm (50 in.), Width: 101.6 cm (40 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 26 November 2013.
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