Francisco de Goya

Majo Clapping in Time to the Music (Majo llevando el compás con las manos)

Clasificación
Majo Clapping in Time to the Music (Majo llevando el compás con las manos)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1777
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
289 x 225 mm
Técnica y soporte
Lápiz negro y clarión sobre papel gris-azulado verjurado
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
28 Nov 2009 / 04 Apr 2014
Inventario
350 (D4189)
Inscripciones

(...)/ DIsabel/ Dn Juan/ DJuana/ Dn.Fernando/ Dn.Alonso/ (...) tiempo (reverso)

Historia

This is a preparatory drawing for Dance on the Banks of the Manzanares. It belonged to Javier Goya, then Mariano Goya, and subsequently the collections of Vicente Carderera and Mariano Carderera. It was acquired by the Prado Museum on 12 November 1886.

Análisis artístico

This drawing depicts a majo (young man) who is keeping time with the music by clapping his hands, as Goya describes in the invoice for the work.

The work is executed using the same technique that characterizes all the surviving preparatory drawings for tapestry cartoons, a technique also employed by Francisco Bayeu. The similarities between the two artists' style and technique have meant that correctly attributing these works has been problematic.

In this case, the sureness of the line, unfinished strokes and the artist's partiality for movement and light lead Tomlinson to the conclusion that the drawing is Goya's work. Nevertheless, there are other authors who are of the opinion that this drawing does not have the personality that the Aragonese genius shows later on in series such as the Caprices, and that this sketch is no different to those produced by other draftsmen of the time.

Exposiciones
  • Permanencia de la memoria, cartones para tapiz y dibujos de Goya
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1997
    organized by Gobierno de Aragón, Museo Nacional del Prado and Patrimonio Nacional, consultant editor Fernando Checa Cremades. From February 14th to April 6th 1997
Bibliografía
  • Tapices de Goya
    Valentín de Sambricio
    pp. 93, 204, cat. 11ª y lám. 54
    1946
    Patrimonio Nacional
  • Los dibujos de Goya, 2 vols.
    Francisco Javier Sánchez Cantón
    vol. II, cat. 443
    1954
    Amigos del Museo del Prado
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp. 46, 85, cat. 75
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 245 y vol. II, p. 88
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 94, cat. 70a
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    Pierre Gassier
    p. 38, cat. 10
    1975
    Noguer
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. I, p. 86
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Imagen de Goya
    Valeriano Bozal
    pp. 64-65
    1983
    Lumen
  • Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    José Manuel Arnáiz
    pp. 73, 186, 250, cat. 15D
    1987
    Espasa Calpe
    Col. Espasa Arte
  • Francisco de Goya. Los cartones para tapices y los comienzos de su carrera en la corte de Madrid
    Janis A. Tomlinson
    p. 58 (il.)
    1987
    Cátedra
    Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    p. 288
    1996
    Museo del Prado
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