Francisco de Goya

Six Madmen (Seis locos)

Six Madmen (Seis locos)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1824 - 1825
Ubicación
Unknown location
Dimensiones
9 x 9 cm
Técnica y soporte
Watercolor on ivory
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Ficha: realización/revisión
05 May 2010 / 28 Jul 2017
Historia

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.

Análisis artístico

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.

Bibliografía
  • Goya’s Bordeaux miniatures, , , Boston, 1966
    Museum of Fine Arts Boston Bulletin
    Eleanor Sayre
    p. 116, cat. 8
    LXIV n.337
    1966
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 362, cat. 1880
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    p. 386, cat. 743
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 136, cat. 671
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. IV, p. 218
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
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