- 1824 - 1825
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, United States
- 8.8 x 8.6 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Watercolor on ivory
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 16 May 2010 / 15 Jun 2023
- Ernest Wadworth
See Maja and Celestina.
This piece was in the Keir collection of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, who probably acquired it, together with another miniature, Seated Majo and Maja, for his collection of Spanish art. It remained in the Stirling family for several years until being put on sale at Sotheby's of London on 3 July 1963 (lot no. 64). It entered the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on 16 September 1963.
For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.
In this image we see a young, almost naked, woman sitting on a rock. She is covered by a yellowish cloth which has fallen off her shoulder and covers up her lap. The girl appears weakened, as if she were about to faint there atop the grey stone. This fragility, and the more linear nature of this work, which is more carefully defined than some of the other miniatures in the series, gives this piece a heightened sense of delicacy.
Exhibition of Spanish PaintingBrooklyn MuseumNew York1935from October 4th to 31st 1935cat. 11
From Greco to GoyaThe Spanish Art GalleryLondon1938cat. 27
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. 110
Goya’s last WorksThe Frick Art CollectionNew York2006consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006cat. 13
Goya: Order and disorderMuseum of Fine ArtsBoston2014cat. 68
Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966Museum of Fine Arts Boston BulletinBibliography']['number1966p. 120, cat. 18
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