- Ca. 1820 - 1824
- Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
- 31 x 21 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on wood panel
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Attributed work
- Pinakotheken Kunstareal
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 02 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
See A Monk Preaching.
This work belonged to the Lafitte collection in Madrid before it was acquired by the Pinakothek in Munich.
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.
Goya and his timesThe Royal Academy of ArtsLondon1963cat. 66cat. 120
L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 volsParís1928-1950vol. II, p. 395
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970p. 330, cat. 1652
vol. I, p. 384, cat. 733
L’opera pittorica completa di GoyaMilanRizzoli1974p. 135, cat. 649
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 202