Francisco de Goya

Rounding up the Bulls (Apartado de toros)

Rounding up the Bulls (Apartado de toros)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1786 - 1787
Ubicación
Unknown Collection
Dimensiones
165 x 285 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inscripciones

5 y 9 ("5 and 9", on the back).

Historia

See The Greasy Pole.

This work left Spain after it was sold by the Duke and Duchess of Osuna, entering the collection of the Hungarian M. de Nemes. Its current location is unknown.

This was the largest painting in the series and Goya was paid 4,000 reales for it.

Análisis artístico

For the analysis of the whole series, see The Greasy Pole.

Goya's description of this painting on his bill read: "1...a number of bulls rounded up, with several figures, on horseback and on foot, and the bulls completing the composition, with its corresponding landscape". Distributed more or less horizontally across the canvas, we see all of the people featured in this large painting, with the building visible on the right-hand side behind them. On the right there are several people on horseback who are coming down towards the bulls, which are grouped together in the middle of the canvas. Also on the right-hand side, seated on a low stone wall, is a group of people engaged in an animated discussion in front of the animals. In the background, a distant hill can just be made out.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición y venta de los cuadros, esculturas, grabados y otros objetos artísticos de la Casa Duca
    Palacio de la Industria y de las Artes
    Madrid
    1896
    1896
  • From Greco to Goya
    The Spanish Art Gallery
    London
    1938
Bibliografía
  • Aureliano de Beruete Y Moret
    Goya. Composiciones y figuras, t.II
    Madridedición compendiada por Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón: Madrid, Blass, 1928
    1917
    pp. 62-63
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    vol. I, p. 199, cat. 160
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 79, 96, cat. 254
  • vol. I, P. 271, cat. 240
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 101, cat. 192
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. II, p. 47 y p. 163 (il.)
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