275 ANNIVERSARY OF GOYA (2021) 50 EURO SILVERID92917024
€300.00 (Taxes not incl.)
“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 detail from the work Autumn or The Grape Harvest, executed by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes in 1786 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, the work Self-portrait. Francisco Goya y Lucientes, painter, executed by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes between 1797 and 1799 and now held at the Prado, Madrid. The motifs and legends are surrounded by an allegorical border alluding to the Goyaesque strawberry girl.
|Series||275 Anniversary of Goya|
|Face Value (Euro)||50|
|Maximum Mintage (units)||2,000|
The Grape Harvest or Autumn
Dressed in yellow clothes that symbolize autumn, a young man sitting on a stone offers a cluster of black grapes to a lady. A boy is eager to reach the offered fruit, which is reserved for the adults. A woman stands next to them, holding a grape basket on her head, much like the classical allegory of the goddess Ceres with fruit on her head. Some grape harvesters are behind them, next to the grapevine that leads to a valley crowned with the suggestion of mountains in the background. Here, following Western painting´s traditional iconography, the grape harvest is an allegory of autumn. This is one of the most beautiful and best-known compositions from all of Goya´s cartoon series. It´s pyramidal structure, and the figures that recall ancient statuary, define the artist´s study of the classical artistic tradition. This cartoon was for one of the tapestries intended for the Prince of Asturias´ dining room at the El Pardo Palace.
Copyright Madrid Museo Nacional del Prado