Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1786 - 1787
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
169 x 98 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 May 2010 / 31 Jul 2017
Historia

See The Greasy Pole. After belonging to the Duke of Montellano, this work entered a private collection.

Goya was paid 2,500 reales for this painting.

Análisis artístico

For the analysis of the whole series, see The Greasy Pole.

Goya's description of this painting read: "5. ...a procession through mountainous terrain and a woman who has fallen from a donkey, being helped by a monk and another man who is holding her in his arms, and another two women behind showing their concern with a servant, forming the main group, and others who have stopped and can be seen in the distance, with its corresponding landscape". In this tall, narrow scene, the landscape, this time mountainous and featuring tall pine trees, once again dominates the composition. Here it is no longer a background landscape but instead actually envelops the figures, becoming their stage. The action narrated by the artist is again something that may have been commonplace on the journey to and from the country house of the Osunas, as if the work described a real memory. In fact, some writers have put forward the idea that the figure on the left-hand side, consoling the woman who is covering her face with a handkerchief, possibly the Duchess of Alba, is a self-portrait of Goya. Regardless of the identities of the figures, the work evokes both the pleasures of the great outdoors and the consequences that such pastimes sometimes result in.

Exposiciones
  • Exposición y venta de los cuadros, esculturas, grabados y otros objetos artísticos de la Casa Duca
    Palacio de la Industria y de las Artes
    Madrid
    1896
    1896
  • Goya 1900
    Ministerio de Instrucción Pública and Bellas Artes
    Madrid
    1900
    consultant editors Aureliano de Beruete, Alejandro Ferrant, Marqués de Pidal and Ricardo Velázquez. May 1900
  • Spanish paintings
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1920
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From April to May 1928
  • De Tiépolo à Goya
    Galerie des Beaux-Arts
    Bordeaux
    1956
    consultant editor Gilberte Martin-Méry. From May 7th to July 31st 1956
  • Stora Spanska Mästare
    Nationalmuseum
    Stockholm
    1959
  • Francisco de Goya. IV Centenario de la capitalidad
    organized by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Dirección General de Bellas Artes at the Casón del Buen Retiro
    Madrid
    1961
    consultant editor Valentín de Sambricio
  • Goya
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    Paris
    1961
    consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962
  • Goya and his times
    The Royal Academy of Arts
    London
    1963
    cat. 66
  • Cuadros de la colección del duque de Montellano
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1965
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1983
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983
Bibliografía
  • Goya. Composiciones y figuras, t.II
    Aureliano de Beruete Y Moret
    pp. 62-63
    t. II
    1917
    edición compendiada por Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón: Madrid, Blass, 1928
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. I, p. 194, cat. 154
    1928-1950
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 79, 96, cat. 250
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 271, cat. 234
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 101, cat. 188
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. II, p. 46 y p. 159 (il.)
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Enrique (comisario) Lafuente Ferrari
    p. 142, cat. 15 y p. 143 (il.)
    1983
    Amigos del Museo del Prado
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