Portrait of Doña Antonia Zárate (1805)

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Portrait of Doña Antonia Zárate
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ArtistFrancisco Goya
Yearc. 1805
Dimensions103.5 cm × 82 cm (40.7 in × 32 in)
LocationNational Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

The Portrait of Doña Antonia Zárate is the source for the 1810–11 portrait of her by Goya or his studio.

In 1900 it was put on show in Madrid and stated to be owned by Doña Adelaida Gil y Zárate. It was bought in London by Sir Otto Beit, who exhibited it at Russborough House and bequeathed it to his son Sir Alfred Beit. It was stolen from Russborough House in 1974 and 1986. A year after the second robbery it was nominally donated by Beit to the National Gallery of Ireland,[1] though it was only recovered from the thieves in 1993.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Beit Collection Archived 2016-07-13 at the Wayback Machine". National Gallery of Ireland. Retrieved 14 May 2017
  2. ^ "National Gallery of Ireland Displays Beit Paintings"RTÉ, 1994. Retrieved 14 May 2017
  3. ^ Cusack, Jim. "Beit robbery was biggest art theft in State's history". Irish Times, Nov 6, 1997. Retrieved 14 May 2017


  • Donaldson, Sara. National Gallery of Ireland, Companion Guide. London, 2009 p. 15

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