Francisco de Goya

1746 Born in Fuendetodos in Aragon.

1771 Goya travels to Rome after studying in Saragossa.

1773 Goya marries Josefa Bayeu, the sister of his colleagues and mentors, Francisco and Ramón Bayeu.

1774 Moves to work under Francisco Bayeu in Madrid.

1780 He is elected to the Real Academia de Belles Artes de S Fernando in Madrid.

1785 Becomes assistant director of painting at the Real Academia.

1786 Goya is appointed Painter to the king.

1792 Travels to Cádiz to stay with a friend and collector, Sebastián Martínez. While there Goya becomes very ill resulting in a total loss of hearing.

1793 Returns to Madrid in a weakened state and profoundly deaf.

1796 Stays in Andalusia as the guest of the Duchess of Alba.

1799 Publishes a series of 80 satirical aquatints known as the Caprichos.

1800 Spends the spring at the palace of Aranjuez, working on the group painting of the family of Carlos IV.

1808 French forces take control of several Spanish fortresses. Further French troops cross the Pyrenees. Carlos IV abdicates. Goya visits Saragossa and records the horrors he sees during the siege of the city in a sketchbook.

1809 Joseph Bonaparte is installed on the Spanish throne.

1810 Begins to work on a series of prints based on his Saragossa sketchbooks entitled the Disasters of War which remain unpublished until 1863.

1812 Goya’s wife dies. He paints portraits of the Earl of Wellington.

1814 The ferociously reactionary Fernando VII is restored to the Spanish throne.

1819 Buys a property in the Madrid suburbs called the Quinta del Sordo.

1820 Starts to decorate the walls of two rooms in his house with the ‘Black Paintings’.

1824 Horrified by a wave of terror unleashed by Fernando, Goya leaves Spain. Visits Paris but settles in Bordeaux.

1828 Dies in Bordeaux.

 

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Francisco de Goya - Selected Works

1776 Picnic on the Banks of the Manzanares, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1777 Fight at the New Inn, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1778 The Blind Guitarist, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1783 Maria Teresa de Borbón y Vallabriga, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art

1788 The Blind Chicken, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1792 Don Sebastián Martinez y Pérez, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1792 The Straw Man, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1793 The Duke of Alba, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1794 Interior of a Prison, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum

1795 Countess del Carpio, Paris, Musée du Louvre

c1795 Portrait of Francisco Bayeu, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1797 Duchess of Alba, New York, Hispanic Society of America

1798 The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters (etching), Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1798 Witches in the Air, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1798 Gaspar de Jovellanos, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1800 Condesa de Chinchón, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1797–1800 The Naked Maja, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1800 The Family of Carlos IV, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1801 Family of Charles IV , Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

c1805 The Clothed Maja, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

c1805 Dona Isabel de Porcel, London, National Gallery

1807 Monk Pedro de Valdiva Shoots the Bandit Maragato , Chicago, Art Institute

1810–12 The Colossus, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1808–14 The Second of May 1808, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1814 Third of May 1808, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1814 Portrait of the Duke of Wellington, London, National Gallery

1814 Ferdinand VII in an encampment, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1814 Equestrian Portrait of General Palafox , Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1815 The Junta of the Philippines, Castres, Musée Goya

1815 Self Portrait, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1815–20 The Forge, New York, Frick Collection

1820–24 Saturn Devouring His Son, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

1824 The Dog, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Francisco de Goya - Featured Paintings

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