- Ca. 1812 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 171 x 219 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguina y lápiz negro sobre papel verjurado
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 16 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
28 (on the lower left-hand corner).
This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawings for the rest of this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and subsequently part of the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.
There are some differences between this preparatory drawing and the corresponding print no. 55, The worst is to beg (Lo peor es pedir), lending alternative connotations to some aspects of the print's contents. Goya maintains the figure of the emaciated man wearing a hat who sits in the centre of the composition. However, in the drawing there is a woman next to him whose head is covered; this figure does not appear in the final print. The young woman who walks past the starving people in the drawing is depicted holding the arm of the French soldier in the drawing, reinforcing the link between these two figures. Goya also omits from the print the soldier situated in the background opposite the young woman, as well as the French officer who is pointing right with one hand in the direction of the group of people begging.
Francisco de Goya: Maleri, Tegning, GrafikkNasjonalgallerietOslo1996from 10th to April 14th 1996cat. 45
Goya en tiempos de guerraMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid2008consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués, from April 14th to July 13th 2008cat. 107
Goya luces y sombrasCaixaForumBarcelona2012consultant editors José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Marqués. From March 16th to June 24th 2012cat. 47
Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794Museo Nacional del PradoMadrid2014p. 218
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1085
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 204
Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado2014p. 218