Ignacio Garcini y Queralt (1752–1825), Brigadier of Engineers

Artist: Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)

Date: 1804

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 41 x 32 3/4 in. (104.1 x 83.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Harry Payne Bingham, 1955

Accession Number: 55.145.1

Description

An official in the War Department, Ignacio Garcini wears the uniform of the Corps of Engineers. The embroidered red cross on his coat and the badge of the Order of Santiago are decorations he received in 1806 and must have been added later. After the French invasion of Spain in 1808, Garcini became a collaborator, and in 1811 he wrote the book Chronicle of Spain since the Reign of Charles IV: Account of the Persecution Suffered by Colonel D. Ignacio Garcini.

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