- 1824 - 1825
- Princeton University Art Museum. New Jersey, Nueva Jersey, 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 / 28 Jul 2017
- 348 (y1985-6)
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 Bulletinp. 118, cat. 13LXIV n.3371966
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goyapp. 357, 362, cat. 16851970Office du livre
Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.vol. I, p. 386, cat. 7481970Polígrafa
L’opera pittorica completa di Goyap. 136, cat. 6761974Rizzoli
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.vol. IV, p. 2191980-1982Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturaspp. 324-325, 381, cat. 108 y p. 328 (il.1993Museo del Prado
Goya’s last worksp. 130, cat. 14 y p. 131 (il.)2006The Frick Collection and Yale University Press