- Ca. 1814 - 1820
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 145 x 207 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguine on laid paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 13 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
46 (on the lower left-hand corner), 6 (on the upper right-hand corner, upside down, in pencil) and 135 (on the back, upper margin, in ink on adhesive).
This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawings for the rest of this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and subsequently part of the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.
This preparatory drawing for print no. 41, He gets something out of it, does not display any substantial differences from the final print. The composition featuring a figure wrestling with a beast, stabbing it in the neck, is maintained in the drawing. Goya projects the shadows into the background of the drawing in the same way as he would subsequently in the print itself, in which there are more shadows on the floor than in the preparatory work.
The drawing is not particularly precise, and the artist has worked in broad strokes, with less care than is taken in other preparatory drawings for the Disasters of War series.
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975