Francisco de Goya

Dead Woodcocks (Chochas muertas)

Dead Woodcocks (Chochas muertas)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1806 - 1812
Ubicación
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, United States
Dimensiones
42.5 x 62.6 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
Ficha: realización/revisión
25 Apr 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
412 (MM.71.01)
Historia

For more information, see Pieces of Lamb.

After 1865, this work had a number of different owners before being acquired by the Meadows Museum, Dallas, in 1971.

 

Análisis artístico

As in Dead Fowl, Goya has depicted an untidy heap of dead birds in front of a neutral background. As well as the woodcocks of the title, there are other bird species visible here; in the foreground he has painted a water bird and to the right-hand side we can make out what looks very much like a duck.

The light picks out from the black background the bodies of the animals, which Goya has captured in a limited colour palette composed chiefly of ochres and browns. The bird's bills, however, are made using long strokes of dark red paint. The bird in the middle of the heap has both legs and one of its wings held rigid, suggesting that it has been caught very recently. This same device was used in the painting entitled Dead Turkey, in this same series.

For more information, see Pieces of Lamb.

 

Exposiciones
  • El bodegón español de Velázquez a Goya
    The National Gallery
    London
    1995
    exhibition celebrated from February 22nd to May 21st 1995, curated by Peter Cherry
  • Goya
    Nationalmuseum
    Stockholm
    1994
    consultant editors Juan J. Luna and Görel Cavalli-Björkman. From October 7th 1994 to January 8th 1995
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Goya, un regard libre
    Palais de Beaux Arts
    Lille
    1998
    from December 12th 1998 to March 14th 1999. Exhibited also at The Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, April 17th 1999 to July 11th 1999, consultant editor Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée and Joseph J. Rishel in collaboration with Manuela B. Mena Marqués
  • 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 en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    p. 286, cat. 542
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 263, cat. 910
  • José Gudiol
    Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    BarcelonaPolígrafa
    1970
    vol. I, p. 352, cat. 587
  • Rita de Angelis
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 123, cat. 508
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. III, p. 187
  • Alfredo de Paz
    Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    NaplesLiguori editore
    1990
    pp. 158-160
  • Peter Cherry and William B. Jordan
    El bodegón español de Velázquez a Goya
    MadridEdiciones El Viso
    1995
    pp. 175, 176, 177, 179 (il.) y 184
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    pp. 231 (il.), 406 y 407, cat. 136
  • MENA, Manuela B. (comisaria)
    Goya en tiempos de guerra
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
    2008
    pp. 240, 244 y 245 (il.), cat. 58
  • Joan Sureda Pons
    Los mundos de Goya (1746-1828)
    BarcelonaLunwerg
    2008
    pp. 159-160
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