Francisco de Goya

Bury them and keep quiet (Enterrar y callar)

Clasificación
Bury them and keep quiet (Enterrar y callar)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1810 - 1812
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
185 x 236 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguine on laid paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
30 Nov 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(D.3966)
Inscripciones

49 (lower left-hand corner).

Historia

See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

This drawing, just like the set of preparatory drawings made for the other prints in the series, formed part of the Carderera collection before arriving at the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.

Análisis artístico

Goya has carefully drawn the naked corpses, precisely capturing the musculature and the postures of the lifeless bodies that occupy the same positions in the preparatory drawing as in the finished print. The two figures in the background, who are looking at this macabre spectacle whilst covering their noses to keep out the smell, also coincide in the two works.

The fundamental difference between the preparatory drawing and the etching resides in the way in which the artist has represented the sky. In the drawing it is much darker, with just a blank space left around the standing figures. The rest of the paper is covered with continuous, thick horizontal lines, suggesting that the scene is taking place in darkness, something which was not carried over to the final print.

Exposiciones
  • Los dibujos de Goya
    Museo Provincial de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1978
    exhibition organized by Museo Provincial de Zaragoza, Ministerio de Cultura and Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, exhibition guide written by Miguel Beltrán Lloris and Micaela Pérez Sáenz. October 1978
  • Goya
    Koninklijke Musea Voor Schone Kunsten Van België
    Brussels
    1985
    consultant editor Luis González Seara. From October 26th to December 22nd 1985
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    cat. 1021
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    BarcelonaNoguer
    1975
    cat. 177
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