- 1824 - 1825
- Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
- 8.8 x 8.3 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Watercolor on ivory
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 16 May 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
- 343 (NMB 1879)
See Maja and Celestina.
This piece was in the Keir collection of Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, who probably acquired it, together with another miniature, Half-Naked Youth Reclining on a Rock, for his collection of Spanish art. It remained in the Stirling family for several years until being put on sale at Sotheby's of London on 3 July 1963 (lot no. 63). It went to the Nationalmuseum, in Stockholm.
For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.
The figures of the majo and the maja shown sitting together in this miniature are robust, especially the man, whose bulk is increased by the cape with which he covers himself, leaving only his eyes uncovered. He is painted only in black, whilst the maja at his side has some touches of colour: the pink of her cheeks and the bluish hue of her shawl.
Comparisons tend to be made between this work and another watercolour, dated to around the same period, Majos Strolling, due to the similar theme and the pose of one of the majos in the drawing, who is also seated and wears similar clothing.
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