Francisco de Goya

Adoration of the Trinity (Adoración de la Trinidad) (sketch)

Clasificación
Adoration of the Trinity (Adoración de la Trinidad) (sketch)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1798
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
26 x 36 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
17 Oct 2010 / 07 Aug 2015
Historia

This preparatory sketch belonged to the collection of the Countess of Villagonzalo, and now forms part of the Maria Luisa Maldonado collection in Madrid. This work and the sketch entitled the Miracle of Saint Anthony of Padua are the only sketches for the paintings of the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida that are classed as undisputed works by Goya.

Análisis artístico

This is a first study that Goya made before tackling the design of the quarter-sphere of the apse in the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida.

It has some features in common with the final painting, such as the yellowish tone of the divine light that emanates from the Holy Trinity, the symbolic representation of divinity from which a set of rays emerge and fan out.

The angels surrounding the divine symbol are also grouped in a harmonious fashion as in the final piece, although the scale of the definitive painting is increased and the figures brought into the foreground, filling more of the available space. In contrast, the angels in this sketch seem to flit and mill around more, giving this sketch a more energetic rhythm and atmosphere than the final painting.

Exposiciones
  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    Madrid
    1900
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
  • Exposición de obras de Goya y de objetos que recuerdan las manufacturas artísticas de su época
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1928
    organized by la Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis in collaboration with the Junta del Patronato del Museo Provincial. April 1928
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1983
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983
  • Goya (1746 – 1828)
    Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna di Ca’Pesaro
    Venecia
    1989
    consultant editor Antonio Fortún Paesa. From May 7th to July 4th 1989
  • Goya
    La Lonja, Torreón Fortea y Museo Pablo Gargallo
    Zaragoza
    1992
    consultant editor Julián Gállego
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1993
    from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareau
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Boston
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Goya. Composiciones y figuras, t.II
    Aureliano de Beruete Y Moret
    pp.83-84
    t. II
    1917
    edición compendiada por Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón: Madrid, Blass, 1928
  • Francisco de Goya
    Augusto L. Mayer
    p. 168, cat. 13
    1925
    Labor
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    pp. 134, cat. 90
    1928-1950
  • El boceto para la cúpula de San Antonio de la Florida
    Arte Español
    Enrique Lafuente Ferrari
    pp. 133-138
    XXIII
    1961
  • Les fresques de San Antonio de la Florida
    Ramón Stolz
    1955
    Skira
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 192, cat. 723
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 302, cat. 395
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • La ermita de San Antonio de la Florida
    Rogelio Buendía
    p. 34 y 41
    1992
    Ayuntamiento de Madrid
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