- 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 / 28 Jul 2017
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 ArtsBoston1974From 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 ArtsBoston2014
Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966Museum of Fine Arts Boston Bulletinp. 118, cat. 15LXIV n.3371966
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goyapp. 357, 362, cat. 16871970Office du livre
Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.vol. I, p. 386, cat. 7491970Polígrafa
L’opera pittorica completa di Goyap. 136, cat. 6781974Rizzoli
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.vol. IV, p. 2191980-1982Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturaspp. 324-325, 381, cat. 107 y p. 328 (il.1993Museo del Prado
Goya’s last works2006, p. 132, cat. 15 y p. 133 (il.)2006The Frick Collection and Yale University Press