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Isabel de Borbón by Diego Velázquez, 1632 Spain, private collection (NYC)

Isabel de Borbón by Diego Velázquez, 1632 Spain, private collection (NYC)

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Portrait of Don Pedro de Barberana by Diego Velázquez, 1631-63 Spain, Kimbell Art Museum

Portrait of Don Pedro de Barberana by Diego Velázquez, 1631-63 Spain, Kimbell Art Museum

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.

After the Matinee by Armando Menocal, ca 1885-90 Spain or Cuba

After the Matinee by Armando Menocal, ca 1885-90 Spain or Cuba

Anna of Austria by Bartolomé González y Serrano, 1616 Spain, Museo del Prado

Anna of Austria by Bartolomé González y Serrano, 1616 Spain, Museo del Prado

La Canzonetista Pepita Sevilla by José Garnelo y Alda, 1887 Spain

La Canzonetista Pepita Sevilla by José Garnelo y Alda, 1887 Spain

A Day in the Park by Carlos Vasquez Obeda, 1900’s Spain

A Day in the Park by Carlos Vasquez Obeda, 1900’s Spain

An Elegant Lady by Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz, ca 1870’s-80’s Spain

An Elegant Lady by Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz, ca 1870’s-80’s Spain

Seaside dresses for women and girls, ca 1884 Spain, El Salon de la Moda

Seaside dresses for women and girls, ca 1884 Spain, El Salon de la Moda

Day dresses, 1857 France/Spain, Le Moniteur de la Mode (Spanish version - El Correo de la Moda)

Day dresses, 1857 France/Spain, Le Moniteur de la Mode (Spanish version - El Correo de la Moda)

(Above - Left) Jacket, 19th century Italy or Spain
(Above - Right) Jacket, 19th century Austria-Hungary
(Below) Waistcoats, 19th century
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(Above - Left) Jacket, 19th century Italy or Spain

(Above - Right) Jacket, 19th century Austria-Hungary

(Below) Waistcoats, 19th century

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