Francisco de Goya

La primavera (boceto)

La primavera (boceto)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1786
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
35 x 24 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
09 Dec 2009 / 16 Jul 2015
Historia

Sketch for the tapestry cartoon The Flower Girls.

This sketch was made by Goya in autumn 1786, to be shown to the king for his approval. A document certifies that the artist requested payment for a carriage to take him to the palace of San Lorenzo de El Escorial expressly for this purpose.

The work was acquired by the ninth Duke of Osuna in 1799. In this collection it appeared under the title of Spring. It went on sale in 1896, at the time of the bankruptcy of the ducal household, by order of the executive bondholder board, and it was bought by the eighth Duke of Montellano, later entering the private collection where it is found today.

Análisis artístico

Although some writers previously considered this work to be a smaller version of the cartoon, Sambricio provided documentary evidence demonstrating that it was in fact a preparatory work. This writer did not see any major differences between the sketch and the finished cartoon, although Bozal and Wilson do not share this opinion. The former points out the slight differences in the poses and postures of the figures, which are generally more stylized, allowing for light airy spaces between them, which were barely present before. Bozal believes that this change facilitated the figures' integration into their natural surroundings, instead of having them isolated as a compact mass in the centre of the composition.

Wilson points out that these small changes help to clarify the story that is being told in the work, in which the man gets ready to surprise the flower girl with the young rabbit.

Conservación

In 1862, when it belonged to the Osuna collection, the sketch underwent an intervention at the hands of Isidoro Brun, who replaced the old coat of varnish with a fresh on

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
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From Apri to -May 1928
  • Exposición de bocetos para pinturas y esculturas (Siglos XVI-XIX)
    Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte
    Madrid
    1949
  • Bosch, Goya et le fantastique
    VII Bordeaux Internacional Exhibition
    Bordeaux
    1957
    consultant editor Gilberte Martin-Méry. From May 20th to July 31st 1957
  • The Century of Rococo
    Europe Council
    Munich
    1958
  • Goya
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    Paris
    1961
    consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962
  • Goya en las colecciones madrileñas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1983
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. From April 19th to June 20th 1983
  • Goya nelle collezioni private di Spagne
    Villa Favorita
    Lugano
    1986
    consultant editor Marta Medina. From June 15th to October 15th 1986
  • Goya. El Capricho y la Invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1993
    from November 18th 1993 to February 15th 1994. Exhibited also at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 18th to June 12th 1994 and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, July 16th to October 16th 1994, consultant editors Manuela B. Mena Marqués and Juliet Wilson-Bareau
  • Goya en las colecciones españolas
    Sala de Exposiciones del BBVA
    Madrid
    1995
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From December 14th 1995 to February 17th 1996
  • Goya. La imagen de la mujer
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2001
    from October 30th 2001 to February 10th 2002. Exhibitied also at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 10th to June 2nd 2002, consultant editor Francisco Calvo Serraller
  • Goya y el infante don Luis: el exilio y el reino.
    Palacio Real, Madrid
    Madrid
    2012
    Arte y ciencia en la época de la ilustración española. Responsable científico Francisco Calvo Serraller. Del octubre de 2012 a enero de 2013.
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2014
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. I, p. 187, cat. 146
    1928-1950
  • Tapices de Goya
    Valentín de Sambricio
    p. 248, cat. 40ª y lám. 145
    1946
    Patrimonio Nacional
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 79, 97, cat. 256
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 268, cat. 214
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 101, cat. 194
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. II, p. 42
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Imagen de Goya
    Valeriano Bozal
    pp. 77-78
    1983
    Lumen
  • Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    José Manuel Arnáiz
    pp. 144, 178, 181, 285, cat. 44B; p. 179
    1987
    Espasa Calpe
    Col. Espasa Arte
  • Goya. El capricho y la invención. Cuadros de gabinete, bocetos y miniaturas
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués and Juliet (comisaria) Wilson-Bareau
    pp. 157-162, cat. 19 y p. 161 (il.)
    1993
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya. Catálogo de la pintura
    José Luis Morales Y Marín
    p. 192, cat. 153
    1994
    Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    p. 259
    2014
    Museo Nacional del Prado
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