Francisco de Goya

Woman with Clothes Blowing in the Wind (Mujer con los vestidos inflados por el viento)

Woman with Clothes Blowing in the Wind (Mujer con los vestidos inflados por el viento)
Datos Generales
1824 - 1825
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, United States
9 x 9.5 cm
Técnica y soporte
Watercolor on ivory
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ficha: realización/revisión
16 May 2010 / 06 Sep 2022
Bequest of Pame

See Maja and Celestina.

This work was put up for auction at the Hôtel Drouot auction house, Paris, on 22 February 1937 (lot 56-1). It was later in the collection of Thomas Harris, in London. In around 1941 it was in the Durlacher Bros. collection in New York, later entering the collection of R. Kirk Jr. and Pamela Askew, also in New York. It was bequeathed to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on 24 June 1998.

Análisis artístico

For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.

In this romantic miniature we see the figure of a woman, seen from behind, wrapped in a blue dress and a black cape. She appears to be on high ground, indicated by the wide sky, which occupies almost all of the background, leaving less than a third of it to the terrain seen in the distance. The wind is blowing her clothes and hair, and is lifting up her skirt just enough to show us her bare foot.

The woman's face is only just suggested behind her head of hair. There was probably another composition underlying this one, since we know that Goya reused some of the ivory plaques in order to save on the precious material.

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