- 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).
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.
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 enlightmentThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtNew York1989scientific 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 1989pp. 204-205, fig. 1
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1083
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 203