La Maja Vestida

La Maja Vestida
Artist Francisco Goya
Year 1800-1805
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Museo del Prado in Madrid
Dimensions 38 in × 75 in
97 cm × 190 cm
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Francisco Goya’s La Maja Vestida is an oil painting on canvas in Madrid’s Museo del Prado. The exact date Goya painted La Maja Vestida is unknown. It is generally assumed to have been painted between 1797 and 1800. Some experts believe it may have been painted in 1792.


La Maja Vestida is known in English as The Clothed Maja. The painting depicts a lying on a couch. The subject has her arms raised up, with her hands behind her head. She has a faint smile and rosy cheeks.

The focus of light in the painting highlights the subject and the couch. The painting’s background is done in dark colors and depicts just a plain wall.

Alternative Version

The artist painted a virtually identical work named La Maja Desnuda, which means The Naked Maja. As the name implies, in this version the subject is naked. This painting is also displayed in the Museo del Prado. The two La Maja paintings are normally displayed alongside each other.

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