- Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, United States
- 73 x 57 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on canvas
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 14 Apr 2010 / 15 Sep 2022
A Don Asensio Julià su amigo ("To Don Asensio Julià, [by] his friend", lower left-hand corner).
This work has belonged to a number of different collections: the collection of Federico Madrazo, in Madrid; that of Edwuards, Paris; Durand-Ruel, Paris; Bamberger, Paris; M. Trotti, Paris; M. Knoedler, London; and that of R.S. Clark, in the United States.
Asensio Julià, also known as "El Pescadoret" ("The Little Fisherman"), was first painted by Goya many years earlier in his studio. Here he is shown seated before a table, drawing with a piece of charcoal. He is dressed in a dark outfit, the only brighter part being his shirt, around the collar of which he wears a black tie. The striking top hat he wears gives him a picturesque air.
His face, which is looking out at the viewer, appears serious and preoccupied.
According to Gudiol, the whole work contains a great harmony between the different visual elements: lines, light, shade, volume and flat areas.
For further biographical information, see Asensio Julià “El Pescadoret”.
Goya and the art of his timeMeadows MuseumDallas1983consultant editor Edward J. Sullivan. From December 7th 1983 to February 6th 1983cat. 13
Goya, sa vie, son œuvreParísHenri Plon1867p. 137
L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 volsParís1928-1950p. 206, cat. 495
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970p. 262, cat. 902
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 39