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Josefa Bayeu y Subias (1747 - 1812) was the sister of artist Francisco Bayeu and wife of artist Francisco Goya.[1] Francisco de Goya gave her the nickname "Pepa". She bore seven children to him, only one of whom lived past infancy and into adulthood. His name was Xavier,[2] born on 2 December 1784. The artworks below are by Goya.

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes - Josefa Bayeu - WGA10157.jpg
Josefa Bayeu Francisco De Goya y Lucientes.jpg
This charcoal drawing from 1805 is of Josefa in her late fifties. This painting is named Josefa Bayeu (or Leocadia Weiss) and believed to be of Leocadia, a distant relative of Goya, who bore a remarkable resemblance to Josefa. Thus, Goya did this portrait in honour of Josefa, who was already deceased at the time it was painted.


  1. ^ "Baroque: Francisco Bayeu". Spanish Arts. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Francisco de Goya". Biography. Retrieved 5 July 2016.