Francisco de Goya

Thanks to the grass pea (Gracias á la almorta)

Thanks to the grass pea (Gracias á la almorta)
Datos Generales
Ca. 1812 - 1815
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
169 x 220 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguine on laid paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
16 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

27 (on the lower left-hand corner).


See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

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.

Análisis artístico

There are few notable changes in the print Thanks to the grass pea (Gracias á la almorta) in comparison to the preparatory drawing, in which Goya displays a scrupulous and precise technique in his detailed depiction of the figures. The only significant difference (apart from in the treatment of light, the print being notably darker than the drawing thanks to the use of aquatint) lies in the two figures situated behind the main group in the foreground. What appear to be two children with skeletal faces in the drawing become two women in eccentric clothing with haggard faces in the print. In the background on the left there is another group of people who have been omitted from the print and replaced with the vague silhouette of a bust.

  • Los dibujos de Goya
    Museo Provincial de Zaragoza
    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
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    cat. 1077
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    cat. 200
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