Neoclassicism. Male suit, ca. 1800
The frock coat is made of striped serge in black, pink and green silk, and brown cotton. It is decorated with metal buttons that are die-cut with a laurel leaf motif. The waistcoat, in brown and sepia silk, is decorated with a silk embroidery pattern of a vegetal garland of juxtaposed leaves with fruits, alternated and scattered with flowers and stems. The breeches are in dark brown Gros de Tours silk.
The reign of Carlos IV coincided with a greater movement toward simplicity, resulting from the English influence, with a preference for dark colours and an absence of adornment. The high stand-up collar, open tails revealing the knee breeches and waistcoat position it somewhere around 1800 in terms of typology. From 1795 on, striped fabrics became very fashionable.
Donation from Eusebio Güell (Viscount), 1934
VV.AA., Vida cotidiana en tiempos de Goya, 1996: 129