Vincent Lopez Porthan, a fashionable portrait painter who took the post of the First Court Painter after Goya, painted a portrait of his eighty-year-old predecessor on the orders of King Ferdinand VII.
In 1814, Goya became the court painter Ferdinand VII. But soon disagreements with the authorities force Goya to leave Spain. He settled in Bordeaux. 1826 Goya left Bordeaux, where he lived in quiet seclusion, to pay a farewell visit to Madrid, to see his son and grandson, and to ask the stern monarch for permission to retire.
In Madrid, Goya was greeted with unexpected favor. The king willingly accepted