- Ca. 1810 - 1812
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 164 x 218 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguine on paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 29 Oct 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
36 (on the lower left-hand corner).
This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawing for the rest of the prints in this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and was subsequently acquired by the Prado Museum where it is currently housed.
Goya maintains the majority of the characteristics from this drawing in the print version They Can Still Be of Use (Aun podrán servir). The figures are depicted with precision, and the artist has taken care with their postures and characterization, rendering their clothing in detail. He also includes the architecture whose contours are sketched into the background of the print.
The only new feature in the print as opposed to the present drawing is the black shadow that dominates a large part of the lower right-hand corner of the print. This is not present in the sketch, in which we can see a sword that has been lost in the final work.
Goya en tiempos de guerraMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid2008consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008cat. 84
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1034
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 184