Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1775
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
112 x 174 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
05 Nov 2009 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(P00753)
Historia

For the history of the whole series, see Wild Boar Hunt.

In addition to the different attributions made in relation to this series of cartoons and the documentation of Goya's authorship made by Sambricio, the work before us was also attributed to Antonio González Velázquez by Vicente López in the inventory that he carried out in 1834 for Ferdinand VII's will, and in 1870 it was attributed by Cruzada Villamil to Ramón Bayeu.

Around 1856 or 1857, the cartoon was moved from the Royal Tapestry Factory of Santa Bárbara to the Royal Palace in Madrid. In 1869 the work disappeared from the Royal Palace, along with six other tapestry cartoons (see Children with a Cart), being recovered by Don Raimundo de Madrazo, who bought it in Paris and donated it in 1895 to the Prado Museum (still with the attribution to Ramón Bayeu), where it is housed today but is not on show.

Análisis artístico

Two chained mastiffs, next to two shotguns and other hunting implements, in a landscape.

Thanks to the documentation provided by Sambricio we know for certain that it is the work of Goya, although most experts agree that it is one of his most impersonal works.

Because of their similar dimensions, and because both works are designed to be hung above a door or window, this cartoon is paired with Hunting with a Decoy.

Exposiciones
  • Antonio Rafael Mengs (1728 – 1779)
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1980
    consultant editor Xavier de Salas. From June to July 1980
  • Pintura española de bodegones y floreros de 1600 a Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1983
    consultant editor Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez, November 1983 to January 1984
  • Goya joven (1746-1776) y su entorno
    Museo e Instituto Camón Aznar
    Zaragoza
    1986
    consultant editorl José Rogelio Buendía. November 21st to December 20th 1986
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
  • Permanencia de la memoria, cartones para tapiz y dibujos de Goya
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1997
    organized by Gobierno de Aragón, Museo Nacional del Prado and Patrimonio Nacional, consultant editor Fernando Checa Cremades. From February 14th to April 6th 1997
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    2014
Bibliografía
  • Valentín de Sambricio
    Tapices de Goya
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional
    1946
    pp. 49, 52-53, 55, 58-59, 61, 188, cat.
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp. 74, 84, cat. 58
  • pp. 74, 84, cat. 58
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 92, cat 48
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. I, pp. 76, 77 y p. 98 (il.)
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    col. Col. Espasa Arte
    Espasa Calpe
    1987
    pp. 46, 49, 61, 64, 233, cat. 2C y p. 50
  • Janis A. Tomlinson
    Francisco de Goya. Los cartones para tapices y los comienzos de su carrera en la corte de Madrid
    col. Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
    MadridCátedra
    1987
    p. 43
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    p. 280, cat. 1 y p. 66 (il.)
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
    2014
    p. 73
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