Francisco de Goya

Man's Head (Cabeza de hombre)

Man's Head (Cabeza de hombre)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1824 - 1825
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
5.5 x 5.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Watercolor on ivory
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
17 May 2010 / 28 Jul 2017
Historia

See Maja and Celestina.

This piece came from the collection of Juan Bautista Muguiro, one of Goya's friends in Bordeaux. It was published by Xavier de Salas. Today it is in a private collection.

Análisis artístico

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

The man shown here is resting his head on his hands, which are held close together, one on top of the other. He has a pale complexion and blond hair. The expression on his face is one of genuine panic, with his eyes opened wide.

Rita de Angelis is of the opinion that the miniature that Sayre includes in her catalogue as number 16, A Prisoner on the Ground with his Hands Bound, without any reproduction, is this same work.

Exposiciones
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1993
    from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareau
  • Goya: Prophet der Moderne
    Alte Nationalgalerie
    Berlin
    2005
    from July 13th to October 3th 2005. Exhibitied also at the Kunsthistorischemuseum, Vienna, October 18th 2005 to January 8th 2006, consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués
  • Goya’s last Works
    The Frick Art Collection
    New York
    2006
    consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006
Bibliografía
  • Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston Bulletin
    Eleanor Sayre
    p. 120, cat. 16
    LXIV n.337
    1966
  • Goya
    Xavier Salas
    p. 204, cat. 648
    1974
    Carroggio S.A. de Ediciones
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 136, cat. 679
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 218
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués and Juliet (comisaria) Wilson-Bareau
    324-325, 380, cat. 101 y p. 326 (il.)
    1993
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya’s last works
    Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi
    p. 140, cat. 19 y p. 141 (il.)
    2006
    The Frick Collection and Yale University Press
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