Francisco de Goya

Prayer in the olive grove

Clasificación
Prayer in the olive grove
Datos Generales
Cronología
1819
Ubicación
Calasancio Museum, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
47 x 35 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on wood panel
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Scolopi Fathers Collection, Madrid
Ficha: realización/revisión
03 Feb 2010 / 20 Feb 2014
Inscripciones

Goya. fecit. año. 1819 ("Goya painted this. 1819" lower left-hand corner, in red paint). Original

Historia

According to traditional accounts this work was a gift from Goya to the Scolopi fathers of the School of San Antón in Madrid following the commission Last Communion of Saint Joseph of Calasanz. It is a sketch for a definitive painting which has been lost.

Análisis artístico

Goya has depicted Christ against a black background - as was his custom in later religious works. The Messiah is kneeling, dressed in a long white tunic, with his arms open in the form of a cross. His gaze is directed towards an angel that flies above him, holding the chalice and paten and bathed in a powerful ray of light. Jesus, awestruck, puts his fate in the hands of the Father, whose only response is the representation of these liturgical objects which presage the Passion.

There is a second version of this sketch in existence recorded by Mayer (1925, p. 169, cat. 20) which has been judged to be an authentic work, but is most likely a copy. This work belonged to the collection of the Marquis of Zugasti in Madrid, and was displayed in the exhibition Goya held in Bordeaux in 1951. Following its sale at Sotheby's in London in 1969, it appeared on the North American market.

Exposiciones
  • 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
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2008
    consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008
  • Goya y el Mundo Moderno
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    2008
    organized by the Fundación Goya en Aragón at the Museo de Zaragoza, consultant editors Valeriano Bozal and Concepción Lomba Serrano. From December 18th 2008 to March 22nd 2009
  • Goya e il Mondo Moderno
    Palazzo Reale
    Milan
    2010
    organized by SEACEX, Palazzo Reale and Fundación Goya en Aragón, consultant editors Valeriano Bozal and Concepción Lomba Serrano. From March 17th to June 27th 2010
  • Goya et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    Paris
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. I, p. 148, cat. 105
    1928-1950
  • Dos Goyas inéditos de tema religioso
    Archivo Español de Arte
    Marqués de Lozoya
    pp. 66-67
    XXIV
    1951
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 305, 329, 378, cat. 1.640
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 376, cat. 696
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 132, cat. 616
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués
    p. 506, cat. 192 y p. 507 (il.)
    2008
    Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 111
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
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