- Ca. 1810 - 1815
- The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- 186 x 234 mm
- Técnica y soporte
- Pencil and sanguine on paper
- Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
- Undisputed work
- El Prado National Museum
- Ficha: realización/revisión
- 30 Nov 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
- 434 (D. 3967)
12 (lower left-hand corner).
This drawing, just like the set of preparatory drawings made for the other prints in the series, formed part of the Carderera collection before arriving at the Prado Museum, where it is currently housed.
This preparatory sketch, which Goya has executed with considerable precision, reveals very few differences compared with the etching for which it was made.
The artist uses light differently in the preparatory drawing, creating a brighter area in the centre of the composition, possibly a device intended to pick out the French soldier who has his back to the viewer and the woman who is facing him. In the etching, the entire scene has been lit evenly. The print also includes a ruined building, possibly an old fortress, in the background, an element which is not present in the drawing now housed in the Prado Museum.
GoyaKoninklijke Musea Voor Schone Kunsten Van BelgiëBrussels1985consultant editor Luis González Seara. From October 26th to December 22nd 1985cat. D39
Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goyacat. 10231970Office du livre
Dibujos de Goya, 2 volscat. 1781975NoguerBarcelona, Spain