Self-Portrait in a Cocked Hat
- Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
- ca. 1790
- Pen and brown (iron gall?) ink on paper
- 3 7/8 x 3 7/16 in. (9.8 x 8.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
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This vigorous portrait, stippled and lined in brown ink, is likely one of Goya’s most faithful self-studies. The artist was probably middle-aged when he made the drawing, but his dashing appearance, complete with tricorne hat, belies his years. It shows Goya before a grave illness of 1793 that would compromise his vitality.
Drawn with a blunt pen in distinct marks, the self-portrait was used to engrave the frontispiece for the third edition of Goya’s suite of lithographs illustrating bull fights, La Tauromaquia (1876).