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10 EURO SILVER COIN GOYA (2021) THE KITEID92917023

10 EURO SILVER COIN GOYA (2021) THE KITE

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“275th Anniversary Francisco de Goya”.

For the year 2021, it is agreed to issue, mint and put into circulation a set of collector coins to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the birth of Francisco de Goya.

On the obverse, a reproduction in colour of the work The Kite, executed by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes between 1777 and 1778 and now held at the Prado, Madrid. The motifs and legends are surrounded by an allegorical border alluding to the Goyaesque strawberry girl (her hair loosely held in a snood decorated with strawberries).



On the reverse (common to all three pieces), the statue of Goya produced by Mariano Benlliure Gil in 1902 and situated opposite the Goya Entrance at the Prado, Madrid. The motifs and legends are surrounded by an allegorical border alluding to the Goyaesque strawberry girl.

Information about the Coin
Shape Rectangular  
Series 275 Anniversary Of Goya  
Year 2021  
Colour Yes  
Quality Proof  
Face Value (Euro) 10
Size (mm) 36x36  
Alloy (‰) 999  
Metal Silver  
Weight (g) 31.41  
Maximum Mintage (units) 5,000  

The Kite

In Goya´s own words, the scene depicts some young people who have “gone out to the country to fly a kite.” The couples that appear behind the main group show that this subject is a pretext allowing the painter to represent the flirting and gallantry inherent in Majo society. The background building has been interpreted as an astronomical observatory, which was a much discussed project during Charles III’s reign.This was a customary argument in other series by Goya, such as the etchings from his Caprichos.

This is one of the cartoons for tapestries on everyday subjects intended to hang in the dining room of the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the future Carlos IV and his wife Maria Luisa de Parma) at El Escorial. Access to the series of ten tapestry cartoons destined for the dining room of the Prince and Princess of Asturias at the palace of El Pardo:

Copyright Madrid Museo Nacional del Prado