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Vintage Art Print by Francisco de Goya, Young Boy with Cats, Finch, Birds in Birdcage, Spanish Romanticism, Framed, Ready to Hang 21" X 17"

This is a vintage reproduction print of a portrait of Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga (1784–1792) painted by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828). This portrait represents the son of the conde de Altamira. Outfitted in a splendid red costume, Manuel is shown playing with a pet magpie (which holds the painter's calling card in its beak), a cage full of finches, and three wide-eyed cats. In Christian art, birds frequently symbolize the soul, and in Baroque art caged birds are symbolic of innocence. Goya may have intended this portrait as an illustration of the frail boundaries that separate the child's world from the forces of evil, or as a commentary on the fleeting nature of innocence and youth. The picture is one of several portraits commissioned by the Altamiras after Goya was appointed painter to the king (1786). It may have been executed after the child's death in 1792, since the imagery and sinister undertone seem more characteristic of Goya's works of the 1790s.

The condition of this print is VERY GOOD, but not perfect. There are some marks on the surface, the most significant of which I have pictured up close in the last photo. Other than that there is nothing drastic. There's a crease in the top left corner, but you don't notice it very much. Typically I shy away from flawed artwork, but this was such a captivating, haunting picture, I fell in love with it, and had to take it home. Wood frame included. A few thin nails hold the print in place with a cardboard backing. Some one added duct-tape to hold it, which you can see in the last pic. Measures: 21" X 17 with frame.

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Vintage Art Print by Francisco de Goya, Young Boy with Cats, Finch, Birds in Birdcage, Spanish Romanticism, Framed, Ready to Hang 21" X 17


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  • Materials: wood, paper
  • Only ships within United States.
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