1799. Oil on canvas, 73 x 56 cm. Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid, Spain. Read Note.
Leandro Fernández de Moratin (1760-1828), Spanish playwright and poet, born in Madrid, son of the Spanish writer Nicholas Fernandez de Moratín. His plays, satiric and psychologically acute, include El sí de las niñas (The Maidens’ Consent) (1806), for which he was denounced by the Inquisition. He was subsequently compelled to give up playwriting. Died in Paris in 1828