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Francisco de Goya
Don Antonio Noriega

oil on canvas
102.6 x 80.9 cm (40 3/8 x 31 7/8 in)
Purchased from a private collector in Madrid by Freiherr Ferdinand Eduard von Stumm [1843-1925], while he was ambassador of the German Empire to the court of Madrid, 1887-1892; [1] (his estate sale, G√ľnther Deneke Auktionhaus, Berlin, 4 October 1932, 19, no. 87); (Wildenstein & Co., Paris and New York); [2] sold 1955 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [3] gift 1961 to NGA. [1] August L. Mayer, "The Portrait of Don Antonio Noriega by Goya," Apollo 22 (1935): 49. The dates of Stumm's appointment as ambassador to Madrid are established by Almanach de Gotha (1890)127: 680 and Almanach de Gotha (1892)129: 786. [2] Mrs. Ay-Whang Hsia, Vice President of Wildenstein & Co., New York, letter of 14 September 1988 in NGA curatorial files. [3] A letter dated 8 February 1955 from Wildenstein & Co. to the Kress Foundation outlines the agreement for the sale of two paintings and a bronze figure (copy in NGA curatorial files). One of the paintings was Portrait of Don Antonio Nortega[sic] by Goya.
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