Francisco de Goya

Treat them, then on to other matters (Curalos y á otra)

Treat them, then on to other matters (Curalos y á otra)
Datos Generales
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
181 x 230 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguine on laid paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
01 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

48 (lower left-hand corner).


See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

Just like the set of preparatory drawings made for the other prints in the series, this drawing formed part of the Carderera collection before arriving at the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.

Análisis artístico

In this image, the second of the two preparatory drawings Goya made for etching no. 20 in the Disasters of War series, we can see the changes that were made to what was probably the earlier drawing, and that were kept for the finished print. The artist has included the trees in the background, their branches broken and dead. He has also changed the posture of the wounded man being held up from behind in the foreground. In the previous drawing his face was downturned, making it invisible to the viewer, but in this drawing and in the etching it is facing out at us. His clothes are now brighter, too, a device that reveals Goya's desire to underline this character's importance in the scene. The artist has also slightly modified the postures of the two men who are holding up the wounded man, correcting them to make them stronger and more balanced.


This drawing features some signs of possibly having been passed through a press.

  • El arte de Goya
    Museo de Arte Occidental de Tokio
    from 16th 1971 to January 23th 1972. Exhibited also at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, January 29th to March 15th 1972.
  • The changing image: prints by Francisco de Goya
    Museum of Fine Arts
    From October to December 1974. Exhibited also at The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, January to March 1975
  • Goya. Los desastres de la guerra. II. El horror de la sinrazón
    Museo Nacional del Prado
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    cat. 1025
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    cat. 180
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