Francisco de Goya

Execution of a Witch (Ejecución de una bruja)

Execution of a Witch (Ejecución de una bruja)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1820 - 1824
Ubicación
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Dimensiones
31 x 21 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on wood panel
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Pinakotheken Kunstareal
Ficha: realización/revisión
02 May 2010 / 01 Aug 2017
Inventario
333 (8616)
Historia

See A Monk Preaching.

This work belonged to the Lafitte collection in Madrid before it was acquired by the Pinakothek in Munich.

Análisis artístico

This painting's sketchy technique gives it the look of a drawing. We can see a woman standing erect on the scaffold, her gaze lowered. She is covered with a black veil. Around her neck is the rope which is being handled by the executioner; placed in the foreground, we see him from behind, his face is hidden, as was usual in Goya's depictions of executioners. Behind them, positioned lower down, we can make out the heads of the spectators attending the execution.

Exposiciones
  • Goya and his times
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1963
    cat. 66
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. II, p. 395
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 330, cat. 1652
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 384, cat. 733
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 135, cat. 649
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 202
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
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