Francisco de Goya

Bust of an Old Beggar (Busto de un viejo mendigo)

Bust of an Old Beggar (Busto de un viejo mendigo)
Datos Generales
1824 - 1825
Unknown Collection
5.5 x 5.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Watercolor on ivory
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Ficha: realización/revisión
06 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

See Maja and Celestina.

This work belonged to the collection of Edward Habich, in Cassel. It was put on sale in Stuttgart between 27 and 28 April 1899. Its current location is unknown.

Análisis artístico

For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.

In this bust portrait we see the profile of an elderly man, with white beard and hair, balding on top. The man is holding what appears to be a hat, with which he is begging. The sorrowful expression on his face betrays his suffering and the awful state he finds himself in.

  • Eleanor Sayre
    Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston BulletinLXIV n.337
    p. 118, cat. 12
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    p. 362, cat. 1684
  • vol. I, p. 386, cat. 751
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    p. 136, cat. 675
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    vol. IV, p. 219 y p. 336 (il.)
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