Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1791 - 1792
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
141 x 111 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 Dec 2009 / 13 Jul 2015
Inventario
71 (P00803)
Historia

See The Wedding.

Análisis artístico

Boys Climbing a Tree is an overdoor piece, the companion of The See-Saw and Chicken Fights.

In the image we see three boys trying to climb a tree. One of them crouches on all fours so that another can stand on his back, whilst the third pushes him upwards.

The composition is very similar to that of another tapestry cartoon, Boys Picking Fruit, an overdoor made for the series that adorned the dining room of the Prince in the palace of El Pardo in 1778. The intervening years between the two paintings allow us to see the evolution that Goya has undergone: now space is articulated through the figure itself and its position, rather than through multiple planes. The images are clearer in order to make them easier to read, with overcrowding avoided.

As with its companion overdoor pieces, Tomlinson interprets this painting as a representation of the political instability that Spain was suffering following the French Revolution.

Exposiciones
  • El arte de Goya
    Museo de Arte Occidental de Tokio
    Tokyo
    1971
    from 16th 1971 to January 23th 1972. Exhibited also at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, January 29th to March 15th 1972.
  • Goya
    Palacio de Pedralbes
    Barcelona
    1977
    from April 12th to June 30th 1977
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Goya luces y sombras
    CaixaForum
    Barcelona
    2012
    consultant editors José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Marqués. From March 16th to June 24th 2012
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2014
Bibliografía
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. I, p. 102, cat. 43
    1928-1950
  • Tapices de Goya
    Valentín de Sambricio
    pp. 150, 170, 172, 278, cat. 63 y láms.
    1946
    Patrimonio Nacional
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 100, cat. 302
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 283, cat. 305
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 105, cat. 261
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. II, p. 90
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    José Manuel Arnáiz
    pp. 170, 319, cat. 67C
    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
    pp. 248, 250, 252 y p. 245 (il.)
    1987
    Cátedra
    Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    p. 338, cat. 57 y p. 143 (il.)
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    p. 207
    2014
    Museo Nacional del Prado
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