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The Clothed Maja (Spanish: La maja vestida [la ˈmaxa βesˈtiða]) is a pendant painting by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya between 1800 and 1805. It is a clothed version of the earlier La maja desnuda (1797–1800) and is exhibited next to it in the same room at the Prado Museum in Madrid.[1]

The Clothed Maja
Spanish: La maja vestida
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ArtistFrancisco Goya
Year1800–1805
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions97 cm × 190 cm (38 in × 75 in)
LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid

The painting was first owned by Prime Minister Manuel de Godoy. It was twice in the collection of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, also in Madrid, being "sequestered" by the Spanish Inquisition between 1814 and 1836, and has been in the Museo del Prado since 1901.[2]

Identity of the modelEdit

The word maja is the feminine form of majo, a low class Spaniard of the 18th and 19th century. The model is identifiable as a maja by her costume, but her identity is not known; it has been suggested that she looks like Godoy's mistress Pepita Tudó.[2]

See alsoEdit

 
View of the two paintings side by side

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Prado Guide, p. 178, 2012, Museo Nacional del Prado, ISBN 9788484801665
  2. ^ a b The Clothed Maja Museo del Prado