Francisco de Goya

Children Fighting Over Chestnuts (Niños disputándose unas castañas)

Children Fighting Over Chestnuts (Niños disputándose unas castañas)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1777 - 1785
Ubicación
Private collection
Dimensiones
30.5 x 43 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Private collection
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 Apr 2010 / 28 Jun 2017
Historia

This canvas formed part of a group of oil paintings depicting different children's games, acquired in Spain in 1842 by Sir William Stirling Maxwell.

Análisis artístico

Several children are using their hats to try and catch the chestnuts which a man is throwing out to them from a window. At the same time, other children are playing and fighting, paying little attention to their playmates. One boy, smaller than the others and wearing a yellow dressing gown, is crying as he pulls along a toy wooden cart on a string.

The scene is set outdoors and in front of a background painted using sky blue and pinkish brushstrokes. Overall, the scene is somewhat brighter than those depicted in the other paintings in this same series of children at play. In the background we can see some ruined buildings.

There exists a copy of Children Fighting Over Chestnuts at the Santamarca Foundation, Madrid.

For more information, see Children Playing at Soldier.

Exposiciones
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Chefs d’oeuvre de la peinture européenne
    Fondation Pierre Gianadda
    Martigny
    2006
    from June 23th to November 12th 2006
  • Goya nelle collezioni private di Spagne
    Villa Favorita
    Lugano
    1986
    consultant editor Marta Medina. From June 15th to October 15th 1986
  • Goya et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    Paris
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 90, cat. 156
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 266, cat. 194
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 97, cat. 128
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    Alfredo de Paz
    p. 60, il. 41
    1990
    Liguori editore
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