Francisco de Goya

Two Boys Looking at a Book (Dos niños mirando un libro)

Two Boys Looking at a Book (Dos niños mirando un libro)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1824 - 1825
Ubicación
Museum of Art - Rhode Island of Design, Providence, United States
Dimensiones
5.2 x 5.3 cm
Técnica y soporte
Watercolor on ivory
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Museum of Art - Rhode Island of Design
Ficha: realización/revisión
16 May 2010 / 28 Jul 2017
Historia

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.

Análisis artístico

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.

Exposiciones
  • The changing image: prints by Francisco de Goya
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Boston
    1974
    From October to December 1974. Exhibited also at The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, January to March 1975
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1993
    from 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-Bareau
  • Goya’s last Works
    The Frick Art Collection
    New York
    2006
    consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Boston
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston Bulletin
    Eleanor Sayre
    p. 118, cat. 15
    LXIV n.337
    1966
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 357, 362, cat. 1687
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 386, cat. 749
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 136, cat. 678
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 219
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués and Juliet (comisaria) Wilson-Bareau
    pp. 324-325, 381, cat. 107 y p. 328 (il.
    1993
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya’s last works
    Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi
    2006, p. 132, cat. 15 y p. 133 (il.)
    2006
    The Frick Collection and Yale University Press
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