Francisco de Goya

They avail themselves (Se aprovechan)

Clasificación
They avail themselves (Se aprovechan)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1810 - 1812
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
166 x 230 mm
Técnica y soporte
Sanguine on laid paper
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
29 Nov 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(D.4242)
Inscripciones

15 (lower left-hand corner).

Historia

See Sad presentiments of what must come to pass.

This drawing, just like the set of preparatory drawings made for the other prints in the series, formed part of the Carderera collection before arriving at the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.

Análisis artístico

Goya has worked carefully and precisely on this preparatory drawing. His depictions of both the anatomies of the naked corpses that are being stripped of their clothes and the men carrying out this act are very detailed. In the figures arranged in the foreground we can make out no major differences between this drawing and the finished print. On the left-hand side, however, in the background, the artist seems to have vaguely sketched out here in the drawing a battle scene, an element which is absent from the subsequent etching. Also in the drawing, behind the French soldier who is pulling off the clothes belonging to one of the corpses in the centre, we can make out a large dark smudge, probably a reference to the large tree trunk featured in the print.

Exposiciones
  • Goya. Drawings, Etchings and Lithographs
    Goya. Drawings
    London
    1954
    from June 12th to July 25th 1954
  • Los dibujos de Goya
    Museo Provincial de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    1978
    exhibition organized by Museo Provincial de Zaragoza, Ministerio de Cultura and Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza, exhibition guide written by Miguel Beltrán Lloris and Micaela Pérez Sáenz. October 1978
  • Goya
    Koninklijke Musea Voor Schone Kunsten Van België
    Brussels
    1985
    consultant editor Luis González Seara. From October 26th to December 22nd 1985
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    cat. 1018
  • GASSIER, Pierre
    Dibujos de Goya, 2 vols
    BarcelonaNoguer
    1975
    cat. 176
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