Francisco de Goya

The healthy and the sick (Sanos y enfermos)

The healthy and the sick (Sanos y enfermos)
Datos Generales
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 / 26 Aug 2016
475 (D.4258)

See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

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.

Análisis artístico

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 Ilustración
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    from 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. Sayre
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    cat. 1089
    Office du livre
  • Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    Pierre Gassier
    cat. 206
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