- Ca. 1814 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 187 x 286 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 03 Oct 2021 / 22 Jun 2023
- Otros títulos:
2 (in pencil, lower left-hand corner)
247 [2nd support, on adhesive backing] (reverse, lower part)
4 (reverse, centre)
engraved but unpublished (verso, upper part)
This preparatory drawing passed by inheritance in 1828 to Javier Goya, the painter's son, and in 1854 to Mariano Goya y Goicoechea, the artist's grandson. It was subsequently owned by Valentín Carderera (ca. 1861) and Mariano Carderera (1880). In 1886 it was acquired from Mariano Carderera, along with many other drawings by Goya, including almost all the preparatory studies for the Bullfight, by the Directorate General of Public Instruction, and was assigned to the Prado Museum, where it entered on 12 November 1886.
Preparatory drawing for the print Combat of a harnessed carriage with two mules (Bullfighting G). In this case the resemblance between the preparatory study and the print is very striking, as the former was transferred to the plate with hardly any variations except in aspects such as the lighting, which is less intense in the engraving, and the level of detail of certain elements such as the stands, which is greater in the print.
The scene unfolds in the same way as it would later in the engraving: the main elements are placed in the centre of the composition, in which we find the peculiar horse-drawn carriage used in bullfighting, with the picador and his horse wounded by the bull in a perfect foreshortened view.
The paper retains creases from being passed through the press.
Los dibujos de GoyaMuseo Provincial de ZaragozaZaragoza1978exhibition organized by Museo Provincial de Zaragoza, Ministerio de Cultura and Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, exhibition guide written by Miguel Beltrán Lloris and Micaela Pérez Sáenz. October 1978pp. 36-37, cat. 90
1946pp. 177-216, espec. pp. 185 y 213
MadridMuseo del Prado1954cat. 191
ParísLe Club Français du Livre1963p. 181
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaBibliography']['numberParísOffice du livre1970p. 280, cat. 1232
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBibliography']['numberBarcelonaNoguer1975pp. 416-417, cat. 283
MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado2001pp. 106-107