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GOYA Francisco Clothed Maja Woman With Umbrella Silver Coin 1$ Niue 2010


The coin series collections "Painters of the World" is dedicated to the works art of the best known painters in the world. All coins are rectangular in shape and depict the artists along with selected reproduction of their striking paintings. Francisco Goya is the tenth coin in the series and commemorates the work of the great and famous painter.

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Francisco Goya
Francisco Jose Goya y Lucientes was born on 30 March 1746 in a poor Spanish village of Fuendetodos, in Aragon. Together with his family, he moved in 1760 to Zaragoza where his painting talent was discovered by a local priest – Father Saledo. He received solid education at the private school of the court painter, Francisco Bayeu, whose sister (Josefa) he married in 1773.

His brother-in-law's broad acquaintances helped Goya get a job from the Santa Barbara Royal Tapestry Factory, which made him a rich man within the next three years. In 1783 the artist got a breakthrough job from Prince Don Luis (brother of King Carlos III's) to portray his family. The praise of his work by members of the royal family started a highly successful painting career. He was made court painter, and in 1789 was appointed First Court Painter (to Charles IV).

Goya's close link with the court was broken in 1792 by a serious illness, which resulted in his deafness lasting until his death. This turning point in his life caused him to take a new approach to art, resulting in a series of 80 etchings called "Los Caprichos", produced in 1799, including the famous "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters". For the first time the subject of his works had been social injustice as well as the cruelty of the world. The ensuing work by the painter, such as the dramatic "Execution of the Defenders of Madrid" of 1808 and the series of prints called "The Disasters of War" (inspired by Napoleonic wars) of 1810, expressed the deepened interest the painter had in the darker side of the human soul. At the same time Goya continued to work with the Burbon royal court, creating customized portraits. Artistically, the most interesting period in Goya's work is the last years of his life when, in 1812, he had left Madrid for good and moved to the so called "House of the Deaf Man", and then to Bordeaux, where he died in 1828. Numerous graphic experiments produced throughout the period and the incredibly creative approach to art resulted in the most interesting and, at the same time, most mysterious works. The series called the Black Paintings, La Tauromaquia and Los Disparates are a result of mature reflection, but also of bitter disappointment with the moral condition of the world and the downfall of traditional values.

Niue is a small island nation in the South Pacific. Although it is completely self-governing and independent, it remains in free association with New Zealand, a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations, hence the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its coinage. The country is located about 1,450 miles northeast of New Zealand. It is closest to Samoa, Tonga, and the Cook Islands. It is one of the largest coral islands in the world, with a total area of 260 square kilometers. Niueans are predominantly Polynesian; most are bilingual, speaking both Niuean and English.

  • CountryNiue
  • Year2010
  • Face Value1 Dollar
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)28.28
  • Size (mm)28 x 40
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)10.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
In the central part of the obverse coin's are a paintinig by "Francisco Goya" the "Woman with an Umbrella" from 1777 depicted using the pad printing tecnique. Below it the inscription Niue Island and issue year. To the left of the painting the effigy of her majesty Queen Elisabeth II with the mint's mark (M/W). In the upper left corner of the coin the nominal value. In the central part of the reverse coin's are a painting by "Francisco Goya" a "Clothed Maja" from 1805 depicted using the pad printing tecnique. On the rigth side an images of the artist, taken from "Self-portrait with Top Hat", opening the "Caprices" series from 1799. Next to it on the left side a stylized inscription: Francisco Goya. At the bottom of the coin an inscription 1746 - 1828 (the artist's birth and death dates).