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Prado Museum Says Painting Attributed to Goya Actually Made by Asensio Julia
Image of The Colossus, which had been attributed to Goya. This morning, the Prado Museum said that the work of art was actually done by Asensio Julia, a friend of Goya's. Photo: EFE / Victor Lerena.

MADRID.- This morning, the Prado Museum, has informed in a technical meeting with the media that the progress on the study of the work of art The Colossus traditionaly attributed to Goya. Gabriele Finaldi, Director of Conservation at the museum, Manuela Mena, Chief of Conservation of paintings from XVIII century and Goya, and José Luis Díez, Chief of Conservation of paintings from the XIX century, have given them, after the meeting held by specialists celebrated this same week at the museum, the information on the state of the study of the work of art after having discovered the novelty of the initials A. J. (in the inferior left part of the painting) pertaining to Asensio Julia, Valencian painter, a friend and collaborator of Goya's.

The definitive conclusions of the study continue taking place on the work of art and it has been said that they will end in a few months and will be conveyed to the public.

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