Francisco de Goya

The Muslims settled in Spain, ignoring the superstitions of their Alcoran, adopted this hunting and art, and they lanced a bull in the countryside.

Clasificación
The Muslims settled in Spain, ignoring the superstitions of their Alcoran, adopted this hunting and art, and they lanced a bull in the countryside.
Datos Generales
Cronología
1814 - 1816
Dimensiones
244 x 352 mm
Técnica y soporte
Aguafuerte, aguatinta, punta seca, buril y bruñidor
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Ficha: realización/revisión
29 Sep 2021 / 01 Feb 2023
Inventario
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Inscripciones

3 (print, upper right-hand corner)

Historia

See How the ancient Spaniards hunted bulls on horseback in the countryside

A state proof made before applying the aquatint is preserved, which comes from the Carderera Collection and is currently conserved in the National Library of Madrid.


The plate is preserved in the National Chalcography.

Análisis artístico

See How the ancient Spaniards hunted bulls on horseback in the countryside

With this print, dedicated like the two previous ones to the wild hunt, begins a subgroup, within the group of "historical" scenes of bullfighting (n. 1-11), of seven engravings dedicated to bullfighting in Spain during the Moorish period (n. 3-8 and 17).

The scene is particularly harsh, as the bull has just dismounted a rider who has thrust a lance through his belly from side to side. The horse, on the right and with its hindquarters, appears to have been torn to pieces, with its intestines falling on the sand. On the other side of the donkey, balancing the composition, three figures on foot wound him with swords. The men are dressed like the Turks or the Mamluks of the Napoleonic army.

The setting is slightly insinuated, without any precise referential element about the place where the events take place.

The preparatory drawing for this print is preserved, also titled The Muslims settled in Spain, ignoring the superstitions of their Alcoran, adopted this hunting and art, and they lanced a bull in the countryside. 

Exposiciones
  • Grabados y dibujos de Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1946
    catalogue Elena Páez Ríos
  • Boston
    1974
  • 1975
  • Goya en la Biblioteca Nacional. Exposición de grabados y dibujos en el sesquicentenario de su muerte
    Biblioteca Nacional
    Madrid
    1978
    May - June 1978
  •  Grabados de Goya: colección propiedad de la Biblioteca Nacional, que se conserva en su Gabinete de
    Casa de la Amistad de Moscú
    Moscow
    1979
    exhibition displayed from January 18th to 31st 1979
  • 1984
  • Madrid
    1987
  • Madrid
    1990
  • Goya grabador
    Fundación Juan March
    Madrid
    1994
    consultant editors Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Julián Gállego, from January 14th to March 20th 1994
  • Goya grabador
    Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo
    Marbella
    1996
    from March 8th to May 5th 1996
  • Zaragoza
    1996
  • Schlaf der Vernunft. Original radierungen von Francisco de Goya
    Munich
    2000
  • Madrid
    2002
  • Madrid
    2002
  • Bilbao
    2012
  • Zaragoza
    2017
  • Goya et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    París
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • LAFUENTE FERRARI, Enrique
    1946
    pp. 177-216, espec. pp. 185 y 187-188
  • HARRIS, Tomás
    OxfordBruno Cassirer
    1964
    vol. II, 1964, pp. 315-316, cat. 206
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 276, cat. 1153
  • MATILLA, José Manuel y MEDRANO, José Miguel
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
    2001
    pp. 45-46
  • OROPESA, Marisa and RINCÓN GARCÍA, Wilfredo
    ParísPinacoteca de París
    2013
    p. 103
  • WILSON BAREAU, Juliet
    Goya. In the Norton Simon Museum
    PasadenaNorton Simon Museum
    2016
    pp. 186-201
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