- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 189 x 237 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguine on paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 02 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Goya 1810 (en el ángulo inferior izquierdo).
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.
The preparatory drawing Charity shows very few variations in comparison with the print of the same name. In this drawing, Goya prepares the print in detail, taking the time to carefully capture the naked bodies that are thrown into the mass grave and defining the postures of both the corpses and the people disposing of them. The drawing also shows the character that might be identified as a self-portrait, although in the preparatory drawing this aspect is less clear.
The only substantial difference between the drawing and the print is that the pit is rendered darker in the latter.
Goya's RealismStatens Museum for KunstCopenhagen2000from February 11th to May 7th 2000cat. 44
Goya en tiempos de guerraMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid2008consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008cat. 105
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1039
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 186