Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1779
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
52 x 86 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
25 Nov 2009 / 12 May 2021
Historia

Supposed sketch for the tapestry cartoon A Stickball Game.

Thanks to Mayer, we know that in 1899 this sketch belonged to a private collection in Paris. Today it is in another private collection.

Análisis artístico

Opinions differ regarding the authorship of this work. Some scholars, including Valerian von Loga, Arnaiz, Mayer (who discovered the piece) and Gudiol, consider it to be Goya's own work, whilst others, such as Wilson and Gassier, have expressed doubts. The reasoning of these latter scholars is that the sketch is practically identical to the finished work, whilst the sketches of the Duke and Duchess of Osuna, unanimously recognized as works from Goya's own hand, show multiple changes when compared to the final work. The study that Arnaiz carried out on this work confirms its age, visible in the canvas and the craquelure of the paint, although he himself agrees that it the finished cartoon would perhaps be an excessively faithful reflection of this sketch.

Conservación

The work shows some colour variation in the lower section, almost certainly due to the existence of an underlying painting that can be clearly seen in the upper section.

Bibliografía
  • MAYER, August L.
    Francisco de Goya
    BarcelonaLabor
    1925
    p. 216, cat. 573
  • Valentín de Sambricio
    Tapices de Goya
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional
    1946
    p. 230, cat. 27ª
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 89, ca. 145
  • vol. I, p. 248, cat. 81
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 137, cat. 711
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. I, p. 110
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    col. Col. Espasa Arte
    Espasa Calpe
    1987
    pp. 102, 192, 199, 271, cat. 31B and p.
  • Janis A. Tomlinson
    Francisco de Goya. Los cartones para tapices y los comienzos de su carrera en la corte de Madrid
    col. Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
    MadridCátedra
    1987
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    p. 305
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