- Ca. 1812 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 166 x 218 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguina sobre papel verjurado azulado
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 19 Dec 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
24 (lower left-hand corner).
This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawings for the rest of this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and subsequently part of the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.
Goya has worked carefully on the left-hand side of this preparatory drawing while the right-hand side is executed in a more perfunctory manner. In fact, the painter is more faithful to this right-hand side of the preparatory sketch in the final print.
Similarly, the drawing does not feature the archway depicted in the final piece. Its inclusion is probably designed to generate two spaces: on one side are the starving people who are being helped, while on the other are the two entirely shrouded figures.
Goya y el espíritu de la IlustraciónMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid1988from October 6th to December 18th 1988. Exhibited also at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 18th to March 26th 1989; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York, May 9th to July 16th 1989, Madrid curator Manuela B. Mena Marqués, scientific directors Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Eleanor A. Sayrecat. 92, fig. 1
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1089
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 206