This bronze monument by Federico Marés (1960) has five figures, the painter Francisco de Goya, who stands on a pedestal and holds a paint brush and a palette, and four seated figures on the floor (two men on one side and two women on the other). They are majos dressed typically as in the 18th century, as we see them in Goya's paintings. Goya's tombstone is beside the monument; he died in Bordeaux and his body was taken to the church of San Isidro in Madrid and since 1919 his remains have lain in his beloved San Antonio de la Florida Hermitage, also in Madrid. The city of Bordeaux donated this cenotaph to Zaragoza in 1928, the centenary of Goya's death.
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