F. de Goya

Cook Islands 2010 20 Dollars F de Goya Silver Coin

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history. The subversive and subjective element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet and Picasso. Two of Goya’s best known paintings are The Nude Maja (La maja desnuda) and The Clothed Maja (La maja vestida). They depict the same woman in the same pose, naked and clothed, respectively. Without a pretence to allegorical or mythological meaning, the painting was “the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art”. The paintings were never publicly exhibited during Goya’s lifetime, but they were confiscated by the Inquisition for a time until they were returned to their owner, Manuel de Godoy, the Prime Minister of Spain and a favourite of the Queen, María Luisa.

Key selling points

  • Special limited edition in the high requested Masters of Europe series.
  • Unique coin with two paintings in one coin. The inlay fits exactly into the coin covering the other image.
  • First western painting with a nude life-size female and first coin with a nude life-size female on legal tender.
  • First coin with inlay and printing technique until the edge of it.

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Article IDCK1001
CountryCook Islands
Face Value20 Dollars
Weight3 oz (93.3 g)
Diameter80x40 mm
Mintage999 pcs.
Scope of DeliveryCapsule, Box / Case, Certificate of Authenticity
Special FeaturesColoured

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