Quoting the composer's own words: "I am enamoured with the psychology of Goya, with his palette, with him, with his muse the Duchess of Alba
, with his quarrels with his models, his loves and flatteries.
The two paintings owe their fame partly to the fact that the naked woman Desnude was reputed to be the Duchess of Alba
And there is of course the Duchess of Alba
, of which there are only two portraits--one that still belongs to the family, showing her dressed in white, and the other depicting her in a black mantilla (Fig.
Occasionally, his admiration took a quirky turn, such as a painting he created that combined two portraits that Francisco Goya did of the Duchess of Alba
, Maria del Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva Alvarez de Toledo.
People who patiently read through the long list of titles of the recently departed Duchess of Alba
in my column last Wednesday have an idea of the longwinded system of multiple surnames and double surnames that survived in the Philippines from the Spanish period.
THE Duchess of Alba
, one of Spain's wealthiest and most colourful aristocrats and listed as the world's most titled noble, has died at the age of 88.
The Duchess of Alba
, who had an estimated fortune of PS2.
The Most Excellent, 13th Duchess of Alba
Not so in Goya's Glass--a triptych of historical-fictional accounts of female protagonism in the arts: the Duchess of Alba
in painting, the Czech nationalist, Bozena Nemcova in writing, and Russian Nina Berberova in poetry.
As Twitter users pointed out this week in response to #pandagate, two of the women on the BBC Female Faces list only made it because they'd got married - Charlene Wittstock to Prince Albert of Monaco and the Duchess of Alba
, the Spanish billionaire who got hitched again at 85 - while a third was the US marine who had a "dream date" with Justin Timberlake.
The second dam, Duchess Of Alba
, is the dam of Nicobar, sire of Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden 30 A yearling filly by Kyllachy, she is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Class Is Class and descends from a family that includes Group 2 winner College Chapel 88 Alazan: a five-year-old son of Dubai Destination who has won four hurdle races but had his most recent success on the Flat, and could be an interesting dualpurpose proposition Last year's results From 130 offered, 75 (58%) sold for a total of pounds 107,220, average of pounds 1,430 and median of pounds 800
Spain: Spain s fabulously wealthy 85-year-old Duchess of Alba
marries a civil servant 25 years her junior Wednesday in a story of love and riches that has gripped the nation.