Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1775
Ubicación
Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, España, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
322 x 206 mm
Técnica y soporte
Black pencil on blue paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
National Library of Spain
Ficha: realización/revisión
05 May 2011 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
INVENT/45621
Historia

This is a preparatory drawing for the tapestry cartoon Hunting Party. It is the recto of the sketch of the same name.

The sketch belonged to Javier Goya and, subsequently, to Mariano Goya. It formed part of the collections of Vicente Carderera and of Mariano Carderera (the owner's stamp on the drawing is preserved) before passing to the National Library collection.

Análisis artístico

The two preparatory drawings which appear on the recto and verso of the same page depict the hunters which appear on the left in Hunting Party, the main tapestry cartoon designed for the dining room of the Prince and Princess of Asturias in the Palace of San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

These preparatory sketches are so impersonal that Ángel M. Barcia catalogued them as being the work of Francisco Bayeu. It was Sambricio who attributed them to Goya once again when he linked them to the tapestry cartoon.

Gassier highlights the naturalism of the pose; the stance of the hunter strongly suggests that the work was based on the direct experience of the artist, who was a great fan of the hunt. The sport frequently featured in works decorating the royal residences, a fact which doubtless contributed to the success of this first series of cartoons.

The writer also emphasises the clear lines and modelling obtained with a minimum of materials, although he is also of the opinion that Goya was at that time his brother-in-law's shadow, his own originality as yet unrealized.

Goya would produce further sketches depicting the theme of hunters some forty years later, this time for his own pleasure.

Exposiciones
  • Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional. Exposición de grabados y dibujos en el sesquicentenario de su muerte
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1978
    May - June 1978
  • Permanencia de la memoria, cartones para tapiz y dibujos de Goya
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1997
    organized by Gobierno de Aragón, Museo Nacional del Prado and Patrimonio Nacional, consultant editor Fernando Checa Cremades. From February 14th to April 6th 1997
Bibliografía
  • Valentín de Sambricio
    Tapices de Goya
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional
    1946
    p. 195, cat. 6ª
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 74, 85, cat. 64
  • Jeannine (comisaria) Baticle and A. B. (comisario) Vries
    Goya
    ParísMinistère d’Etat-Affaires culturelles y Réunion des Musées Nationaux
    1970
    vol. I, p. 244 y vol. II, p. 81(il.)
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 92, cat. 52a
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    BarcelonaNoguer
    1975
    p. 32, cat. 4
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. I, pp. 77-78
  • BOZAL, Valeriano
    Imagen de Goya
    MadridLumen
    1983
    pp. 64-65
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    col. Col. Espasa Arte
    Espasa Calpe
    1987
    pp. 56, 239, cat. 6D-I y p. 58 (il.)
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    p. 285
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