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 / 06 Mar 2012
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
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 329, cat. 1628d.
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 379, cat. 706
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Goya
    Xavier Salas
    p. 201, cat. 590
    1974
    Carroggio S.A. de Ediciones
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 134
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Las pinturas negras
    José Manuel Arnáiz
    p. 94
    1996
    Ediciones Antiquaria, S.A
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