Francisco de Goya

The beds of death (Las camas de la muerte)

Clasificación
The beds of death (Las camas de la muerte)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1812 - 1815
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
Sanguina sobre papel verjurado
Técnica y soporte
147 x 205 mm
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
21 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(D.4262)
Inscripciones

9 (on the lower left-hand corner).

Historia

See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass (Tristes presentimientos de lo que ha de acontecer).

This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawing for the rest of the prints in this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and was subsequently acquired by the Prado Museum where it is currently housed.

Análisis artístico

There are few substantial differences between print no. 62, The beds of death (Las camas de la muerte) and its corresponding preparatory drawing.

The painter seemed to be clear that he wanted to highlight the corpses covered with sheets and the woman dressed from head to foot who passes by the bodies, covering her nose. The rest of the scene is left in shadows. In the final print the artist makes extensive use of aquatint to intensify the effects sketched out in the drawing.

Exposiciones
  • Los dibujos de Goya
    Museo Provincial de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1978
    exhibition organized by Museo Provincial de Zaragoza, Ministerio de Cultura and Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, exhibition guide written by Miguel Beltrán Lloris and Micaela Pérez Sáenz. October 1978
  • 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 et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    París
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    cat. 1099
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    BarcelonaNoguer
    1975
    cat. 211
  • José Manuel Matilla
    El Libro de los Desastres de la Guerra
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    2000
    pp. 117-118
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