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''El pelado'' from Ybides
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

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

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"El pelado" from Ybides

1812 - 1823. Grey-brown wash on laid paper.
Not on display

Manuel Millán, nicknamed El pelado from Ybides or Ibdes, a village in the Calatayud region, was a bloodthirsty Aragonese bandit from the second half of the seventeenth century. He was famous during Goya´s time due to the printed ballads recounting his atrocities. This highly dramatic drawing, achieved through the use of intense and very expressive brush strokes, depicts the murder of a victim tied up in the middle of a field, subtly suggested by a tree and the horizon line.

Because of its technique and theme, this Sketchbook F seems to have been produced around the same time as Sketchbook C, roughly between 1812 and 1820. Despite its thematic variety, the Sketchbook presents a consistent ambiance, where representations of misery, tragedy or violence predominate. Based on events more or less real, but not always contemporary, Goya provides a panorama of the oppressive atmosphere of the time of the Peninsular War and the immediate post-war period.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín, 2017, p.103 n.56; 187-188 n.56


Technical data

Inventory number
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
''El pelado'' from Ybides
1812 - 1823
Grey-brown wash
Laid paper
Height: 205 mm; Width: 148 mm
Cuaderno F, 16

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Sala de los dibujos de Goya, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1928, pp. 42, n.296.

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 1444.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, I, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. 479.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., Mena Marqués, M. B., Goya, Europalia, Bruselas, 1985, pp. 219.

Arnaz Esteban, Pascual, Una nueva interpretación del dibujo de Goya 'El Pelado de Ybdes', EL Pelado de Ybdes, 1994, pp. 5.

Mena Marqués, Manuela B., Goya: prophet der moderne, Dumont, Colonia, 2005, pp. 272.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Fundación Botín, Santander, 2017, pp. 103 n.56; 187-188 n.56.

Matilla, J.M. Mena M.B., Goya: dibujos. Solo la voluntad me sobra, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2019, pp. 322 nº 215.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. I 290.

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 296.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 1444.

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 - Profeta de la Modernidad (Berlín / Viena)
12.07.2005 - 03.10.2005

Discursos sobre Goya
30.03.1996 - 23.06.1996

Update date: 22-11-2021 | Registry created on 24-11-2017

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