Francisco de Goya

Two Old Men Eating (Dos viejos comiendo) (sketch)

Two Old Men Eating (Dos viejos comiendo) (sketch)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1820 - 1823
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
15 x 65 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 Oct 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Historia

Goya must have produced a series of sketches or studies before he produced the final Black Paintings (Pinturas negras). Brugada's inventory from 1828 records "Seven caprichos (sketches from the country house)", and it possible that these were preparatory sketches for the paintings. Attempts have been made to identify some of these, including this sketch of two old men eating. Gudiol, Gassier and Wilson and Camón mention the same sketch, locating it in a private collection in Salamanca. Morales also refers to the work, although he considers it to be a small-scale copy and not the work of Goya. Arnaiz also refers to some copies in oil of the Black Paintings: these were apparently small-scale works by Eduardo Gimeno Canencia.

Análisis artístico

This sketch is almost identical to the original only on a smaller scale. It shows an old man eating soup and another skeletal figure holding some papers.

Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 329, cat. 1628d.
  • vol. I, p. 379, cat. 706
  • Xavier Salas
    Goya
    BarcelonaCarroggio S.A. de Ediciones
    1974
    p. 201, cat. 590
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. IV, p. 134
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Las pinturas negras
    MadridEdiciones Antiquaria, S.A
    1996
    p. 94
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