- 1824 - 1825
- Private collection
- 5.5 x 5.5 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Watercolor on ivory
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Private collection
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 17 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
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.
For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.
An old woman with long white hair is shown talking to a rosy-cheeked blond boy. Going by the smile on the boy's face, the conversation seems to be an amusing one. Although the subject matter is cheerful, the boy's features are exaggerated and his smile comes across as somewhat grotesque. The old woman has more delicate features, even though they are still executed using broad brushstrokes.
Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturasMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1993from 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-Bareaucat. 102
Goya: Prophet der ModerneAlte NationalgalerieBerlin2005from July 13th to October 3th 2005. Exhibitied also at the Kunsthistorischemuseum, Vienna, October 18th 2005 to January 8th 2006, consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marquéscat. 150
Goya’s last WorksThe Frick Art CollectionNew York2006consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006cat. 18
L’opera pittorica completa di GoyaMilanRizzoli1974p. 136, cat. 687
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 218
Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturasMadridMuseo del Prado1993pp. 324-325, 380, cat. 102 y p. 326 (il.
Goya’s last worksNew YorkThe Frick Collection and Yale University Press2006p. 138, cat. 18 y p. 139 (il.)