Entitled The miracle of the appearance of Our Lady of Pilar to Santiago and his disciples the work by Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes was nearly lost forever to the flames.

On October 29th at the auction house P55 Art & Auctions of Portugal the important work by Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes will be on sale. The oil on canvas, dated between 1765 and 1768, is cut in an  oval shaped, and is the only surviving part of an original work that was lost in a fire in the Basilica del Pilar de Zaragoza.