- Ca. 1815
- Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
- 54 x 70 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on canvas
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 23 Mar 2010 / 06 Mar 2012
- 134 (1619)
This is a sketch for The Junta of the Philippines, a work which Goya was commissioned to paint to commemorate the general assembly of the Royal Company of the Philippines that was celebrated on 30 March 1815, in Madrid.
It belonged to the Laperlier collection. In 1879 it was sold for the sum of 805 francs. It was later in the collection of the Baron of Beurnonville. In 1884 it was sold again and acquired by R. Goldschmidt, who, in 1900, donated it to the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (now the Bode Museum). Today it is in the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.
Goya paid particular attention to the effects of light in the history painting for which this study was made. The sketch features stronger contrasts between light and shadow, whereas the finished version is more subtle in how it represents the light. Such a change allowed the painter to spend more time on depicting certain details such as the decoration on the flooring or the wall at the far end, which are not shown in such detail in this sketch.
GoyaMinistry of Foreing AffairsBordeaux1951organized by the Bordeaux City Hall, consultant editor Gilberte Martin-Méry. From May 16th to June 30th 1951cat. 42
GoyaMusée Jacquemart-AndréParis1961consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962cat. 72
L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 volsvol. I, p. 270, cat. 2451928-1950
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goyap. 297, cat. 15351970Office du livre
Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.vol. I, p. 370, cat. 6651970Polígrafa
L’opera pittorica completa di Goyap. 130, cat. 5971974Rizzoli
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.vol. IV, p.421980-1982Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja