- Ca. 1814 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 187 x 293 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Documented work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 03 Oct 2021 / 22 Jun 2023
- Otros títulos:
3 (in pencil, lower left-hand corner)
This preparatory drawing passed by inheritance in 1828 to Javier Goya, the painter's son, and in 1854 to Mariano Goya y Goicoechea, the artist's grandson. It was subsequently owned by Valentín Carderera (ca. 1861) and Mariano Carderera (1880). In 1886 it was acquired from Mariano Carderera, along with many other drawings by Goya, including almost all the preparatory studies for the Bullfight, by the Directorate General of Public Instruction, and was assigned to the Prado Museum, where it entered on 12 November 1886.
Preparatory drawing for the print A knight in the bullring breaking a rejoncillo with the help of a pimp (Bullfighting A). The subject of this drawing should be compared with that of the engraving A Spanish Gentleman in the Bullring Breaking a "rejoncillos" without the help of the "chulos", in which a Spanish gentleman also breaks a "rejoncillos", but in this case without the help of the "chulos". The compositions are different: here we see the bull pouncing on the horse mounted by the knight in the arena who is trying to thrust the rejoncillos at him.
In front of the bull, in addition to the knight mounted on his horse, we see a pimp with a cape in his hands, causing the bull to focus on him and thus bend his neck so that the knight can better thrust the rejón at him.
The composition rehearsed in this preparatory drawing will be transferred with remarkable fidelity to the plate and therefore to the print.
The paper retains creases from being passed through the press.
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