Spain 100 Pesetas banknote 1948 Francisco Bayeu y Subías

Spain Banknotes 100 Pesetas banknote 1948 painter Francisco Bayeu y Subías
Spain money currency 100 Pesetas banknote 1948 "The Pottery Vendor" by Francisco de Goya

Spain Banknotes 100 Pesetas banknote 1948 Francisco Bayeu y Subías
Bank of Spain - Banco de España

Obverse: Portrait of Aragonese painter Francisco Bayeu y Subías engraved by Camilo Delhom.
Reverse: "The Pottery Vendor" by Francisco de Goya, engraved by José Luis López Sánchez-Toda.
Watermark: Head of Goya.
Size: 137 x 87 mm. Circulation: 95.83 million notes. In circulation from 21 November 1950.
Printer: Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre, Madrid.

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Francisco Bayeu y Subías
Francisco Bayeu y Subias (9 March 1734 – 4 August 1795) was an Aragonese painter, active in a Neoclassic style, whose main subjects were religious and historical themes.
   Born in Zaragoza, Aragon, he received a broad childhood education. His initial art studies were with a local master, José Luzán and Antonio González Velázquez. He then moved to Madrid, winning a scholarship with the painting of the ‘’Tyranny of Gerion’’ to study in the Academia Real de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. The death of his parents and the care of his brothers forced him to return to Zaragoza, until he was recalled by Anton Raphael Mengs to help decorate the Royal Palace of Madrid.
   In later years, one of his colleagues was Francisco Goya, who married his sister, Josefa Bayeu. He served as court painter to King Charles III of Spain. He was named a professor of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando in 1765 and director in 1788. He painted in the Charterhouse of Aula Dei in Zaragoza. In 1767 he was named court painter for Charles III, king of Spain. He was involved in the decoration of various Royal palaces near Madrid. He helped provide designs for tapestries. He also painted for the College of San Ildefonso, the Royal Monastery of the Incarnation (Madrid), the Basilica of our Lady del Pilar in Zaragoza, and the cloister of the Cathedral of Toledo.

"The Pottery Vendor" by Francisco de Goya
Goya masterfully captures a simple moment of everyday life in Madrid, one of the most beautiful and elaborate scenes he ever made. In a stall selling dishes from Valencia, the salesman shows his wares to a couple of ladies accompanied by an elderly woman. Behind them, two gentlemen have their backs turned, watching the departure of a carriage whose lady passenger looks back at the viewer.
  The tranquil depiction of the dishes contrasts with the movement of the carriage, which will very soon disappear from the scene. Goya takes advantage of the dynamism of this diagonal composition marked by the position of the figures, from the salesman to the carriage driver.
  This is one of a series of tapestry cartoons intended for the bedroom of the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the future Carlos IV and his wife Maria Luisa de Parma) at the El Pardo Palace.