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Bonnet, ca 1815 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Woven straw bonnet trimmed with cream silk taffeta ribbon and plaited straw

Bonnet, ca 1815 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Woven straw bonnet trimmed with cream silk taffeta ribbon and plaited straw

Straw bonnet, 1810-15 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Long, tubular straw bonnet with green silk ribbon.

Straw bonnet, 1810-15 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Long, tubular straw bonnet with green silk ribbon.

José Costa y Bonells (died 1870), Called Pepito by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, early-mid-1810’s Spain, the Met Museum

Pepito’s father, Rafael Costa de Quintana, was doctor to Ferdinand VII; his mother was the daughter of Jaime Bonells, doctor to the Alba family. The portrait is most closely related to works that Goya painted shortly after 1810 and seems to allude to the Spanish War of Independence, 1808–14. Pepito’s jacket is tailored in imitation of a soldier’s uniform, and his hair is cut in the Napoleonic fashion. The military analogy is further enhanced by the drum and the toy rifle with a fixed bayonet. Pepito’s pose is unquestionably intended as a variation on the so-called “dismounted equestrian portrait,” popular among military figures and royalty during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

José Costa y Bonells (died 1870), Called Pepito by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, early-mid-1810’s Spain, the Met Museum

Pepito’s father, Rafael Costa de Quintana, was doctor to Ferdinand VII; his mother was the daughter of Jaime Bonells, doctor to the Alba family. The portrait is most closely related to works that Goya painted shortly after 1810 and seems to allude to the Spanish War of Independence, 1808–14. Pepito’s jacket is tailored in imitation of a soldier’s uniform, and his hair is cut in the Napoleonic fashion. The military analogy is further enhanced by the drum and the toy rifle with a fixed bayonet. Pepito’s pose is unquestionably intended as a variation on the so-called “dismounted equestrian portrait,” popular among military figures and royalty during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

December walking dress, 1815 England, Ackermann’s Repository

December walking dress, 1815 England, Ackermann’s Repository

Morning dress, 1815 UK, Ackermann’s Repository

Morning dress, 1815 UK, Ackermann’s Repository

Spencer, ca 1815 UK, the Met Museum
Redingote, 1810-15 France, KCI
Day dress or pelisse, 1810-15 US, Kent State
Gorgeous
Dress, 1810-15 US, the Met Museum
Day dress, ca 1815
Spencer, ca 1815

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