Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 - 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. He is considered the most important Spanish artist of late 18th and early 19th centuries and throughout his long career was a commentator and chronicler of his era. Immensely successful in his lifetime, Goya is often referred to as both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns.
He was born to a modest family in 1746 in the village of Fuendetodos in Aragon. He studied painting from age 14 under José Luzán y Martinez and moved to Madrid to study with Anton Raphael Mengs. He married Josefa Bayeu in 1773; the couple's life together was characterised by an almost constant series of pregnancies and miscarriages. He became a court painter to the Spanish Crown in 1786 and the early portion of his career is marked by portraits commissioned by the Spanish aristocracy and royalty, as well as the Rococo style tapestry cartoons designed for the royal palace.
- 'Monk Talking to an Old Woman, detail' by Francis Goya in 1824-25 £6.99
- 'Mujeres riendo, Dos mujeres y un hombre, Dos mujeres' by Francis Goya in 1819-23 £6.99
- 'Nightmare. Witches and Old Women' by Francis Goya in 1800's £6.99
- 'Saturno devorando a su hijo. Satan eating his son, detail' by Francis Goya in 1819-23 £6.99
- 'Two old men. Dos monjes, detail, from The Black Paintings' by Francis Goya in 1819-23 £6.99
- 'Witches Sabbath' by Francis Goya in 1797 £6.99
- 'Los disciplinantes' by Francis Goya in 1808-12 £6.99
- 'Night Scene from the Inquisition' by Francis Goya in 1810 £6.99
- 'Peregrinación a la fuente de San Isidro' by Francis Goya in 1819-23 £6.99
- 'Two Old Men Eating Soup, detail' by Francis Goya in 1819-23 £6.99
- 'Vision fantástica o Asmodea, detail' by Francis Goya in 1819-23 £6.99