Equestrian Portrait of the 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
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The execution is very sketchy; numerous alterations are visible and parts of the canvas have been painted using a palette knife. It is accepted that this portrait was painted in three weeks in Agust 1812. Clearly the speed at which it was completed would account for its sketchy appearance. An x-ray shows conclusively that Goya painted the Duke's head over an earlier sitter's head. This would also explain the need to produce a final canvas at some speed.
Owner/Location: Wellington Collection at Apsley House (English Heritage) - London  (United Kingdom - London)
Dates: 1812
Artist age:Approximately 66 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 294 cm (115.75 in.), Width: 241 cm (94.88 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 26 November 2013.
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