The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

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

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de See author's file


1794 - 1795. Wash, Brush, Bistre on laid paper. Not on display

In the first page of his Madrid Sketchbook, Goya depicted scenes of flirting between young people our walking, amorous affairs in meeting places on the outskirts of the city, and social gatherings. This drawing (Album B, 27) present with obvious humor a common form of entertainment habitual in these cases which consisted in the performance of popular songs. The young woman is playing a harpsichord or a fortepiano, while a man no less elegant than she accompanies her in song.

The Madrid Sketchbook is of a larger size than the Sanlúcar Album. In its more than ninety known drawings, it reveals technical and expressive differences which demonstrate an evolution from the latter´s delicate drawings. However, the initial pages are very alike in form and concept, so they could be considered contemporary. Again the artist focuses on the feminine world, with strolling majas, procuresses, and gentlemen courting them, thought disputes, quarrels and jealousy are shown as well. The technique used here as well was the grey soot ink wash, which Goya had perfectly mastered.

In this second part of the Sketchbook the technique becomes more abstract; the delicate washes disappear, and the chiaroscuro is accentuated. The nature of the scenes also changes here, with the appearance of drama, masks, flagellants, witches, and an obvious satire on resolute of the clergy. In his second segment, Goya included titles for his drawings, which must be considered to have been made in later years, perhaps in late 1796 or 1797. Goya drew many of the subjects for the Caprichos series from these pages.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín, 2017, p.67-68 n.29A; 172 n.29A


Technical data

Related artworks

Group of maja on the stroll
Wash on laid paper, 1794 - 1795
Inventory number
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
1794 - 1795
Wash; Brush; Bistre
Laid paper
Height: 236 mm.; Width: 146 mm.
Cuaderno de Madrid o Cuaderno B, 27

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Sala de los dibujos de Goya, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1928, pp. 56, n.425.

Gassier, Pierre y Wilson-Bareau, Juliet, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l' oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. nº 397.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, 1, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. 127.

Tomlinson, Janis, Goya: Images of Women, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2002, pp. 136, 281.

Goya: luces y sombras. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, 2011, pp. 98-101.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Fundación Botín, Santander, 2017, pp. 67-68 n.29A; 172 n.29A.

Matilla, J.M. Mena M.B., Goya: dibujos. Solo la voluntad me sobra, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2019, pp. 102 nº 35.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 425.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 397.

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. I 42.

Exhibitions +

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

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

Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya
22.06.2017 - 30.09.2017

Goya: luces y sombras. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado
15.03.2012 - 24.06.2012

Goya: luces y sombras. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado / Goya: Lights and Shadows. Masterpieces of the Museo del Prado
22.10.2011 - 29.01.2012

Goya´s Image of Women
Washington D.C.
10.03.2002 - 02.06.2002

Goya. Images and Reality
11.02.2000 - 07.05.2000

Displayed objects +

Instruments, Musical

Update date: 24-07-2021 | Registry created on 23-11-2017

Other works by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.