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 / 28 Jul 2017
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
    Boston
    2014
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    p. 286, cat. 542
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 263, cat. 910
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 352, cat. 587
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 123, cat. 508
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. III, p. 187
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    Alfredo de Paz
    pp. 158-160
    1990
    Liguori editore
  • El bodegón español de Velázquez a Goya
    Peter Cherry and William B. Jordan
    pp. 175, 176, 177, 179 (il.) y 184
    1995
    Ediciones El Viso
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    pp. 231 (il.), 406 y 407, cat. 136
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués
    pp. 240, 244 y 245 (il.), cat. 58
    2008
    Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Los mundos de Goya (1746-1828)
    Joan Sureda Pons
    pp. 159-160
    2008
    Lunwerg
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