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In Madrid, the renowned Spanish artist Francisco Goya, who had already taken a famous likeness of the Duke of Wellington, made a sketch in red chalk of Jonathan Strange. It is a sketch of Strange seated on the ground, surrounded by the seventeen dead Neopolitans; some regard him hungrily, some have 'expressions of supplication', while 'one is putting out a finger to stroke the back of his hair.' This romantic composition is evocative of a well-known renaissance painting.

More information about this exceptional Spanish master, along with his works, can be found here.