Francisco de Goya

Country Dance (Baile campestre) (sketch)

Country Dance (Baile campestre) (sketch)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1776 - 1778
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
46 x 54 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
19 Nov 2009 / 22 Nov 2011
Historia

Supposed sketch for a tapestry cartoon that was never realized.

Análisis artístico

See the artistic analysis of this work and its companion piece in Majos Picnicking.

The case for Country Dance as the supposed sketch for Dance on the Banks of the Manzanares reminds us that it is true that it seems that two sketches existed for this cartoon. We know this thanks to one of the letters that Goya wrote to his good friend Martín Zapater, in which he talks of an incident involving the "old" sketch and the architect Sabatini. He says that he was originally going to send him a sketch "that was spoiled", for which reason it is believed that there must have existed a modern sketch to replace the ruined one. Years later the grandnephew of Martín Zapater, Francisco, wrote in Goya's biographical notes about the sketch, saying that "said study that is in my possession and that has been confirmed by Mr Haess, depicts a round dance: standing out in the background is the church of Saint Francis the Great". Thanks to this last detail we know that the old sketch cannot correspond to the work before us, in which there is no sign of the mentioned church.

Exposiciones
  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    Madrid
    1900
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
Bibliografía
  • Goya. Noticias biográficas
    Francisco Zapater Y Gómez
    p. 13
    1868
    Institución Fernando el Católico
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. I, p. 171, cat. 125
    1928-1950
  • Tapices de Goya
    Valentín de Sambricio
    pp. 85, 93, 173, 205, cat. 11b
    1946
    Patrimonio Nacional
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 76, 90, cat. 151
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 244, cat. 61
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    José Manuel Arnáiz
    pp. 184, 249, cat. 14B y p. 185 (il.)
    1987
    Espasa Calpe
    Col. Espasa Arte
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 94, cat. 69
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Goya. Catálogo de la pintura
    José Luis Morales Y Marín
    pp. 141, cat. 57
    1994
    Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
  • Cartas a Martín Zapater
    Francisco de Goya Y Lucientes
    p. 69, nº 7
    2003
    edición de Mercedes Águila Villar y Xavier de Salas, Istmo
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