- Ca. 1810 - 1814
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 187 x 234 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Lápiz de plomo y sanguina sobre papel verjurado
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 13 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
51 (on the lower left-hand corner).
This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawing for the rest of the prints in this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and was subsequently acquired by the Prado Museum where it is currently housed.
In the print They escape through the flames (Escapan entre las llamas) Goya depicts a fire probably caused by an explosion, with terrified people fleeing the scene. The artist practised for the print with this preparatory drawing which has been executed with great precision. The final print is relatively faithful to this drawing.
In the background there are two figures covering their faces, while in the centre, where the artist has depicted the burst of light from the blast, a woman is being dragged away from the explosion. In the left-hand section of the drawing it is possible to identify some elements that Goya subsequently modified, such as the woman carrying a child in her arms: in the print, she is shown turning back, covering her face with her arms. The dark silhouettes that appear in the drawing are more clearly defined in the final work.
Goya. Los desastres de la guerra. II. El horror de la sinrazónMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid2001
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1059
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 192