Francisco de Goya

Half-Naked Youth Reclining on a Rock (Joven semidesnuda recostada en una roca)

Half-Naked Youth Reclining on a Rock (Joven semidesnuda recostada en una roca)
Datos Generales
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 / 14 Apr 2021
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.

Análisis artístico

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 Painting
    Brooklyn Museum
    New York
    from October 4th to 31st 1935
  • From Greco to Goya
    The Spanish Art Gallery
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    from 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-Bareau
  • Goya’s last Works
    The Frick Art Collection
    New York
    consultant editors Jonathan Brown and Susan Grace Galassi. From February 22nd to May 14th 2006
  • Goya: Order and disorder
    Museum of Fine Arts
  • Eleanor Sayre
    Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston BulletinLXIV n.337
    p. 120, cat. 18
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    pp. 357, 362, cat. 1688 y p. 343 (il.)
  • vol. I, p. 385, cat. 739
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    p. 136, cat. 680
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    vol. IV, p. 219
  • WILSON-BAREU, Juliet
    Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    pp. 324-325, 381, cat. 110 y p. 329 (il.
  • BROWN, Jonathan y GALASSI, Susan Grace
    Goya’s last works
    New YorkThe Frick Collection and Yale University Press
    p. 128, cat. 13 y p. 129 (il.)
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