- 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).
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.
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.
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