- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 179 x 237 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Sanguine on paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 01 Dec 2010 / 05 Feb 2014
- 449 (D.4243)
This drawing, along with the set of preparatory drawing for the rest of the prints in this series, formed part of the Carderera Collection and was subsequently acquired by the Prado Museum where it is currently housed.
The composition of the preparatory sketch is slightly more complex than that of the corresponding print. Goya sketches out the pile of dead bodies and the architecture in the background, which is maintained in the final print. However, the drawing also features a group of what may be soldiers on horseback which does not appear in the final piece. The painter has depicted the bodies very precisely, rehearsing the postures, clothing and gestures that he would subsequently etch onto the final plate.
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Goya. Los desastres de la guerra. II. El horror de la sinrazónMuseo Nacional del PradoMadrid2001
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goyacat. 10301970Office du livre
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volscat. 1821975Noguer