- 1824 - 1825
- Princeton University Art Museum. New Jersey, Princenton, United States
- 5.7 x 5.4 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Watercolor on ivory
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Princeton University Art Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 14 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
See Maja and Celestina.
This miniature belonged to the collection of Edward Habich in Cassel. He put the painting up for sale in Stuttgart on 27 and 28 April 1899, and it subsequently belonged to the following collections: William Rothenstein, John Quinn, P. Lorillard, E. John Heidsieck, Robert Maisel and Richard L. Feigen & Company. When the latter owners put the painting up for sale again it was acquired by the Fowler McCormik collection now belonging to the museum where it is housed today.
For a complete artistic and technical analysis of the whole series, see Maja and Celestina.
This piece depicts a monk and an old woman talking together. The woman's head is covered by a blue veil or scarf. She stares horrified at the viewer as she backs away. By her side, the monk makes a face that suggests he is shouting. The gesture is reminiscent of that made by the monk on the right-hand side of the painting Two Monks belonging to the Black Paintings. As in the case of the paintings of the Quinta del Sordo, these characters are also ugly, disagreeable, and disturbing.
Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturasMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1993from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareaucat. 108
Goya’s last WorksThe Frick Art CollectionNew York2006consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006cat. 14
Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966Museum of Fine Arts Boston BulletinLXIV n.3371966p. 118, cat. 13
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970pp. 357, 362, cat. 1685
vol. I, p. 386, cat. 748
L’opera pittorica completa di GoyaMilanRizzoli1974p. 136, cat. 676
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 219
Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturasMadridMuseo del Prado1993pp. 324-325, 381, cat. 108 y p. 328 (il.
Goya’s last worksNew YorkThe Frick Collection and Yale University Press2006p. 130, cat. 14 y p. 131 (il.)