Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1777
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
275 x 190 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
18 Nov 2009 / 11 May 2021
Inventario
(P00771)
Análisis artístico

The scene features a long vertical composition and takes place on the roads of Andalucía, it being possible to identify this setting thanks to the description made by Goya himself and by the attire of the figures, of such interest to the enlightened liberals of the time.

The theme of the work is jealousy. One of the masked men gets ready to fight the seated man who has made a flirtatious remark towards the gypsy girl, whilst she insists that the pair continue on their way. The theme appears to be taken from one of the comical plays or songs of the period, made popular by Ramón de la Cruz.

Alternative interpretations of this cartoon have also been recorded, however. In the 19th century, the gypsy girl was identified as the Duchess of Alba and the men provoking the tense scene as the toreros Costillares and Pepe Hillo, although it was proved that such a reading would have been impossible due to the young ages of these real-life figures at the time the painting was made.

The last interpretation was made by Tomlinson, who identified the scene as a representation of envy, in line with the moralistic tone of this series of cartoons and its relationship with the seven deadly sins.

Conservación

Some tones have been darkened by the ferruginous preparation used in the ground.

Exposiciones
  • Les chefs-d’œuvre du Musée du Prado
    Musée d’Art et d’Histoire
    Geneva
    1939
    consultant editors Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor y Pedro Muguruza Otaño. From June to September 1939
  • Goya
    Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis
    The Hauge
    1970
    organized by Ministerio de Estado y Asuntos Culturales and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, July 4th to September 13th 1970. Exhibited also at the Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, October 25th to December 7th 1970, consultant editors Jeannine Baticle and A. B. de Vries
  • Goya
    Palacio de Pedralbes
    Barcelona
    1977
    from April 12th to June 30th 1977
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Goya luces y sombras
    CaixaForum
    Barcelona
    2012
    consultant editors José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Marqués. From March 16th to June 24th 2012
  • Goya et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    París
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    vol. I, p. 63, cat. 4
  • Valentín de Sambricio
    Tapices de Goya
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional
    1946
    pp. 97-100, 207, cat. 13 y láms. 61-65
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 75, 86, cat. 78
  • vol. I, p. 245, cat. 66
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    pp. 94-95, cat. 73
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. I, p. 87
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    col. Col. Espasa Arte
    Espasa Calpe
    1987
    pp. 77-78, 152, 189, 254, cat. 17C y p.
  • Janis A. Tomlinson
    Francisco de Goya. Los cartones para tapices y los comienzos de su carrera en la corte de Madrid
    col. Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
    MadridCátedra
    1987
    pp. 68, 89 y p. 67 (il.)
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    pp. 290, 291, cat. 10 y p. 79 (il.)
  • José Luis Sancho
    Salas del Palacio Real de El Pardo para las que se tejieron tapices sobre cartones de Francisco de Goya: identificación de las habitaciones y ajuste de las obras de Goya en los alzados de las paredes
    in HERRERO CARRETERO, Concha (curator, Tapices y cartones de Goya (catalogue of the exhibition organizated at the Palacio Real de Madrid, from may to june 1996)
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional, Goya 96, Lunwerg
    1996
    p. 166 (il.)
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