- 1824 - 1825
- Unknown Collection
- 9 x 9 cm
- Técnica y soporte
- Watercolor on ivory
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 05 May 2010 / 15 Jun 2023
- Otros títulos:
See Maja and Celestina.
This miniature belonged to Luis Portilla. He put it up for sale in Madrid, together with others that were in his possession, on 16 December 1880. It was acquired by Count Gregorio Stroganoff. Its current whereabouts are unknown.
For the artistic and technical analysis of the complete series, see Maja and Celestina.
In this miniature we see the subject of mental illness represented very directly by a group of lunatics. This was a subject that Goya had already addressed in his social critique The Madhouse. Depicted here are six people, all either naked or dressed in rags, as in the earlier work, adopting various contorted poses.
Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966Museum of Fine Arts Boston BulletinBibliography']['number1966p. 116, cat. 8
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaBibliography']['numberParísOffice du livre1970p. 362, cat. 1880
BarcelonaPolígrafa1970vol. I, p. 386, cat. 743
L’opera pittorica completa di GoyaBibliography']['numberMilanRizzoli1974p. 136, cat. 671
Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.Bibliography']['numberZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja1980-1982vol. IV, p. 218