- Ca. 1810 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 148 x 206 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguine on paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 28 Nov 2010 / 24 May 2023
- (D. 4240)
2 (in the bottom left-hand corner).
The drawing belonged to Goya's son Javier and then to his grandson Mariano. It subsequently passed to the Carderera collection and from there to the Prado Museum.
There are no substantial differences between the preparatory drawing and the engraving, which indicates that Goya had a very clear vision of the scene when he sketched the paper. One of the few changes in the drawing with respect to the final result is that the horse in the background is closer to the one in the centre of the scene. In addition, in the engraving, Goya outlines the rest of the horses and riders a little more clearly.
The painter has worked with precision and great skill on the anatomy of the collapsing animal in his preparatory drawing and has forcefully marked the boot of the rider who falls from it. When the drawing is transferred to the copper plate, the quality with which the horse has been depicted is slightly lost.
Goya. Drawings, Etchings and LithographsGoya. DrawingsLondon1954from June 12th to July 25th 1954cat. 45
MadridMuseo del Prado1954n. 86
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de GoyaBibliography']['numberParísOffice du livre1970cat. 1004
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volsBibliography']['numberBarcelonaNoguer1975cat. 170