- Ca. 1795
- Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, España, Madrid, Spain
- 163 x 236 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- © Biblioteca Nacional de España
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 18 Aug 2021 / 25 Apr 2023
- DIB 15/8/24
Stamp of provenance from the Carderera Collection (stamped in ink, lower right)
The 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). In 1867 it was acquired, together with the rest of the series and other drawings in the Carderera Collection, by the National Library of Spain, and 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). In 1867 it was acquired, along with the rest of the series and other drawings from the Carderera Collection, by the National Library of Spain.
In this scene the main protagonists are two men: one in profile, wearing a hat and cloak that he drags along the ground, ant the other, also dressed in a cloak or tunic down to his feet, who addresses him in conversation.
According to Pierre Gassier, based on an interpretation given by Sarah Symmons in 1971, this drawing by Goya is an interpretation of Flaxman's illustration for canto XVII of Purgatorio from Dante's Divine Comedy, which depicts Dante and Virgil conversing about love.
The handling of the fine-tipped brush in this drawing, and in the rest of the drawings in the series, is astonishingly masterful.
Madrid1922cat. 189 C
Grabados y dibujos de Goya en la Biblioteca NacionalBiblioteca NacionalMadrid1946catalogue Elena Páez Ríoscat. 178
Goya. Gemälde Zeichnungen. Graphik. TapisserienKunsthalle BaselBasle1953from January 23th to April 12th 1953
Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional. Exposición de grabados y dibujos en el sesquicentenario de su muerteBiblioteca NacionalMadrid1978May - June 1978cat. 169
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaBibliography']['numberParísOffice du livre1970p. 195, cat. 762
LondonThe Burlington Magazine Foundation1971pp. 508-512
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBibliography']['numberBarcelonaNoguer1975p. 515, cat. 342
MadridMinisterio de Cultura1978p. 47, cat. 169
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