Another fun story I've learnt, and who cares if it's true or not, as long as it's a juicy bit of gossip to tell to your clients who are buying my variations on the Maja theme.
Supposedly one of the great-great-great grandchildren of the Grand Dame, Duchess of Alba, got so tired of all this talk about his distant relative having being Goya's model (and something else, for sure) that he requested her exhumation. But to his grief the examination of her body (height, etc.) further confirmed that she was the one. One hot babe!