Olga's Gallery

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes


The Bookseller's Wife.

c.1805-08. Oil on canvas, 109.9 x 78.2 cm. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note.

Francisco de Goya. The Bookseller's Wife.

The Bookseller's Wife. Traditionally, the painting has been viewed as the portrait of the wife of bookseller Antonio Bailó, whose store was in the Calle de las Carretas No. 4 near the Puerta del Sol and to whom Goya had friendly ties prior to the war. After the restoration of Ferdinand VII in 1814, the Purification Trials took place in Spain; during Goya’s trial Bailó testified in favor of Goya