- Ca. 1812 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 172 x 219 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguina sobre papel verjurado azul
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 20 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
38 (on the lower left-hand corner).
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.
Goya executed this preparatory drawing in the same way as that produced for the previous print, no. 58, It is no use shouting (No hay que dar voces). The focus is on the central section of the composition, which is depicted in detail and maintained with few changes in the final print. However, the background in the drawing is blurry and ambiguous: it even seems like the scene might be taking place in an enclosed space whose background is populated by the silhouettes of various figures. All these background details are omitted from the print, perhaps with the aim of concentrating the viewer's attention on the central figures in the scene.
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- 33-35, cat. 74
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1093
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 208