Francisco de Goya

The Wedding (La Boda) (sketch or reduction)

The Wedding (La Boda) (sketch or reduction)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1791
Ubicación
Private collection, United States, United States
Dimensiones
48.2 x 81.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 Dec 2009 / 23 Nov 2011
Historia

Sketch for the tapestry cartoon The Wedding.

From a private collection in Zurich, Switzerland. It was in said collection when it appeared in Gudiol's publication.

Análisis artístico

Three possible sketches for this cartoon have been mentioned. In a letter Goya wrote to Bayeu in 1791, reference is made to a "sketch of the largest painting for the King's room, in the Royal Palace of San Lorenzo", but we do not know which of the three the artist was referring to.

The one we are concerned with was published by Gudiol, who believes it is the only real sketch made for The Wedding. Morales proposes that this could be a reduced-size version of the finished work, given its similarity to the cartoon, something which is also suspected by Gassier and Wilson. There did exist another possible sketch - with less doubt as to Goya's authorship - in the Jockey Club of Buenos Aires, but this was destroyed in a fire. A third, which varies significantly from the cartoon, is in the collection of the Marquis of Bermejillo, in Madrid.

Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 99, 373, cat. 299
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 282, cat. 298
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 105
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    José Manuel Arnáiz
    pp. 194, 312, cat. 62B-c
    1987
    Espasa Calpe
    Col. Espasa Arte
  • Goya. Catálogo de la pintura
    José Luis Morales Y Marín
    p. 219, cat. 208
    1994
    Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
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