PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAN KRUGIER
Like the other portraits in this series, the present drawing is inscribed in block letters in the lower margin with the name of the artist depicted; this was rather necessary, as many of the artists that Goya represented in these portraits, including Arbasia, were not very well known masters. As Gassier suggested, it is very likely that Goya owned an earlier print or portrait of Arbasia, on which he could base his own likeness.
1. P. Gassier, The Drawings of Goya, The Sketches, Studies and Individual Drawings, London, 1975, p. 187
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