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Angel's head
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Fuendetodos, Zaragoza (Spain), 1746 - Bordeaux (France), 1828

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de See author's file

Angel's head

1772. Red chalk on laid paper, brown paper Not on display

This is one of Goya´s earliest preserved drawing and one of the few known to have been a preparatory work for a painting, in this case for a fresco on the dome over the choir loft in the Basilica of the Pillar in Zaragoza. The head corresponds to the typical feminine face that Goya used for his virgins during those same years, and for the majas in his tapestry cartoons. Goya´s female angels, such as those in the San Antonio de la Florida Chapel, have drawn attention because of their feminine look.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín,, 2017, p.31 n.1; 158 n.1

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Technical data

Inventory number
D004394
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Angel's head
Date
1772
Technique
Red chalk
Support
Laid paper; Brown paper
Dimension
Height: 451 mm.; Width: 350 mm.; Alto segundo soporte: 508 mm.; Ancho segundo soporte: 385 mm.

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Los dibujos de Goya. Reproducidos a su tamaño y en su color, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1954, pp. n. 450 (473).

Gassier, Pierre, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l`oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. 82, n. 32.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 26-27, n. 1.

Salas, Xavier de, Goya Das Zeitalter Der Revolution 1789-1830, Prestel Verlag: Kunsthalle, Múnich ; Hamburgo, 1980, pp. n. 209.

Symmons, Sarah, Goya. In Pursuit of Patronage, Gordon Fraser, Londres, 1988, pp. 43.

Mangiante, Paolo Erasmo, Goya e l' Italia, Fratelli Palombi, Roma, 1992, pp. 157, lám. 224.

Albarrán Martín, V, 'Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. Cabeza de ángel' En:, Goya y Zaragoza (1746-1775): sus raíces aragonesas., Ibercaja Obra Social,, 2015, pp. 123-124 n.9.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Fundación Botín,, Santander, 2017, pp. 31 n.1; 158 n.1.

Matilla,J.M Mena.M. (dir), Francisco de Goya (1746-1828): Dibujos. Catálogo razonado, II, Fundación Botín. Museo Nacional del Prado., 2018, pp. 319-321 nº29.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 473.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 32.

Exhibitions +

Goya. Drawings. "Only my Strength of Will Remains"
Madrid
20.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

Solo la voluntad me sobra. Dibujos de Francisco de Goya
Madrid
19.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya
Santander
22.06.2017 - 30.09.2017

Goya y Zaragoza (1746-1775). Sus raices aragonesas
Zaragoza
26.02.2015 - 28.06.2015

Location +

Room A (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 27-11-2019 | Registry created on 04-11-2016

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