Francisco de Goya

They Can Still Be of Use (Aun podrán servir) (drawing)

Clasificación
They Can Still Be of Use (Aun podrán servir) (drawing)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1810 - 1812
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
164 x 218 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguine on paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
29 Oct 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(D.4244)
Inscripciones

36 (on the lower left-hand corner).

Historia

See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

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.

Análisis artístico

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.

Exposiciones
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    cat. 1034
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    BarcelonaNoguer
    1975
    cat. 184
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