- 1824 - 1825
- Museum of Art - Rhode Island of Design, Providence, United States
- 5.2 x 5.3 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Watercolor on ivory
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Museum of Art - Rhode Island of Design
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 16 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
See Maja and Celestina.
This work belonged to the collection of Edward Habich, in Cassel. It was put on sale in Stuttgart between 27 and 28 April 1899 and was acquired by Gustav Radeke. It later entered the collection of the institute that houses it today.
For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.
Here we see two boys, one slightly older than the other, perhaps brothers, looking at a book. Going by their expressions, it appears that their reading material is something forbidden, which they are looking at in secret. Sayre points out the resemblance between these boys and those listening attentively to the reader's voice in the lithograph Woman Reading.
The changing image: prints by Francisco de GoyaMuseum of Fine Arts1974From October to December 1974. Exhibited also at The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, January to March 1975cat. 255
Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturasMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1993from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareaucat. 107
Goya’s last WorksThe Frick Art CollectionNew York2006consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006cat. 15
Goya: Order and disorderMuseum of Fine Arts2014
Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966Museum of Fine Arts Boston BulletinLXIV n.3371966p. 118, cat. 15
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970pp. 357, 362, cat. 1687
vol. I, p. 386, cat. 749
L’opera pittorica completa di GoyaMilanRizzoli1974p. 136, cat. 678
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 219
Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturasMadridMuseo del Prado1993pp. 324-325, 381, cat. 107 y p. 328 (il.
Goya’s last worksNew YorkThe Frick Collection and Yale University Press20062006, p. 132, cat. 15 y p. 133 (il.)