Francisco de Goya

Appeals are in vain (Clamores en vano)

Appeals are in vain (Clamores en vano)
Datos Generales
Ca. 1812 - 1815
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
167 x 216 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguina sobre papel verjurado azulado
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
16 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

5 (on the lower left-hand corner).


See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

This drawing, along with the other preparatory drawings for this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and was subsequently acquired by the Prado Museum where it is currently housed.

Análisis artístico

In this preparatory drawing for print no. 54, Appeals are in vain (Clamores en vano), it is clear that Goya had a specific design in mind when preparing the final piece.

One of the few changes implemented in the print is that the figure sat next to another reclining figure with their back to the viewer in the foreground has a bandage on their head and a more skeletal appearance. Likewise, in the print some of the figures - such as the one lying down or some of those sat next to the house - are notably darker, rendered with abundant use of aquatint.

  • Goya and the espirit of enlightment
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    New York
    scientific directors Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Eleanor A. Sayre. From May 9th to July 16th 1989. Exhibited also in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, from January 18th to March 26th 1989
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    cat. 1083
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    cat. 203
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