- 1777 - 1778
- Museum Oskar Reinhart, Winterthur, Switzerland
- 87 x 58 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Oil on canvas
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Attributed work
- Oskar Reinhart Foundation
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 19 Nov 2009 / 11 May 2021
This sketch came to light when it entered into the collection at the museum where it is currently housed. It is normally paired with the sketch for Washerwomen due to the similar dimensions of the two works and because they both came to form part of the Reinhart collection at the same time, despite the different dates of the cartoons to which they presumably make reference.
There does not exist any consensus regarding the authorship of the work.
The composition of this sketch is practically the same as that of the finished work, except for a pair of distant figures on the right-hand side of the study who do not appear in the cartoon.
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970p. 89, cat. 143
Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapicescol. Col. Espasa ArteEspasa Calpe1987pp. 190-191, 259, cat. 21B y p. 190 (il.