Francisco de Goya

A cruel shame! (Cruel lástima!)

Clasificación
A cruel shame! (Cruel lástima!)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1812 - 1815
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
167 x 214 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguine on laid paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
17 Dec 2012 / 26 Aug 2016
Inventario
466 (D.3973)
Historia

See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

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

Análisis artístico

A cruel shame! (Cruel lástima) is the print that begins the set of prints within the series The Disasters of War dedicated to the famine that ravaged Spain during the Spanish War of Independence. In the preparatory drawing for the print, the corpses situated in the foreground are depicted in great detail, while the figure behind who begs with his outstretched hat is expressed as a mere shadow. Goya must have decided to bring the viewer closer to this figure in the final print, giving the man a more definite form. The sky in the preparatory drawing is more diaphanous, while in the print it is darker at the corners.

The final print is, in general, darker than the preparatory drawing.

Exposiciones
  • El arte de Goya
    Museo de Arte Occidental de Tokio
    Tokyo
    1971
    from 16th 1971 to January 23th 1972. Exhibited also at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, January 29th to March 15th 1972.
  • Francisco de Goya: Maleri, Tegning, Grafikk
    Nasjonalgalleriet
    Oslo
    1996
    from 10th to April 14th 1996
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    cat. 1071
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    Pierre Gassier
    cat. 197
    1975
    Noguer
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