- Ca. 1820 - 1823
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 146 x 206 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguine on paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 02 Jan 2010 / 25 May 2023
66 (in the bottom left-hand corner)
See Sad forebodings of what is to come.
This drawing, like the set of preparatory drawings for the rest of the engravings in the series, was part of the Carderera collection and subsequently passed to the Prado National Museum, where it is now kept.
In the preparatory drawing for engraving no. 70, They Don't Know the Way, Goya is more confused than in the print. He retains the composition in which a row of figures advances from the background in an undulating form. However, in the sketch there are many more than in the final result. Furthermore, it is difficult to discern whether they are tied together, which is much clearer in the engraving as it helps to interpret the image.
In the preparatory drawing, Goya has sketched an architectural structure in the background on the right-hand side. It is a massive form that disappears in the print, perhaps to prevent anything from detracting from the row of men advancing towards the viewer.
MadridMuseo del Prado1954n. 130
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1115
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 218
MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado2019pp. 320-321