1798. Pen, Ferrobolic ink on verjured paper, 208 x 152 mm. Un exposed

Letter from Francisco de Goya to Martín Zapater (1746-1803), his childhood friend in Zaragoza, with description of the treatment received by the Secretary of State of Grace and Justice, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, during his stay at the royal site of Aranjuez. Announcement of Jovellanos' interest in Goya painting the portrait of the Secretary of State of the Treasury, Francisco de Saavedra. Request to advance an amount to his sister Rita and an extraordinary loan with receipt to his brother Thomas.