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Might not the pupil know more?
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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Might not the pupil know more?

Ca. 1797. Red chalk on silk paper. Not on display

The donkey is symbolic of ignorance. Goya here denounces miseducation through his criticism of a teaching system predicated on the incompetence of the teachers and the ineptitude of the students. The teacher shows the young asses an image with a compass and a ruler, which in the print has been made into an alphabet showing the letter A several times, which when read aloud would sound like a donkey braying. Contemporary commentators clearly understood this work as a criticism of the education system: A dumb ass teacher will only produce dumb ass students.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín, 2017, p.82 n.39; 179 n.39

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Inventory number
D004238
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Might not the pupil know more?
Date
Ca. 1797
Technique
Red chalk
Support
Silk paper
Dimension
Height: 203 mm.; Width: 132 mm.; Alto segundo soporte: 203 mm.; Ancho segundo soporte: 132 mm.
Series
Caprichos [dibujo], 37

Bibliography +

Gassier, Pierre, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l' oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. nº 523.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 132.

Glendinning, Nigel, Goya, la década de los Caprichos : retratos 1792-1804, Real Academia Bellas Artes San Fernando, Madrid, 1992, pp. 217.

Mena Marqués, Manuela B., El "cuaderno italiano", 1770-1786: los orígenes del arte de Goya, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1994.

Blas, Javier, El Libro de los Caprichos: dos siglos de interpretaciones 1799-1999. Catálogo de los dibujos, pruebas de estado, láminas de cobre y estampas de la primera edición, Museo Nacional de Prado, Madrid, 1999, pp. 213.

Veiga, Margarida, Os Caprichos de Goya.Desenhos e Gravuras Do Museu Do Prado e..., Fundaçao Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisboa, 2001, pp. 108-111.

Matilla, José Manuel, Estampas españolas de la Guerra de la Independencia: propaganda, conmemoración y testimonio, Universidad de Salamanca, 2008.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Fundación Botín, Santander, 2017, pp. 82 n.39; 179 n.39.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 107.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 523.

Exhibitions +

Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya
Santander
22.06.2017 - 30.09.2017

Francisco de Goya. El proceso creativo de los Caprichos
Lisboa
11.10.2001 - 31.12.2001

Goya: El cuaderno italiano
Gijón
24.06.1994 - 21.08.1994

Goya: la década de los Caprichos
Madrid
26.10.1992 - 10.01.1993

Update date: 24-04-2020 | Registry created on 28-11-2017

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