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Monk Guzzling from a Large Bowl
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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Monk Guzzling from a Large Bowl

1824 - 1828. Pencil on laid paper. On display elsewhere

Bordeaux Sketchbook [H], sheet 63. Filling the pictorial space with his huge bulk, the monk barely fits into his chair as he eats from a wash basin, using a spoon and fork to avidly swallow the broth and stab the pieces of meat. All his attention is focused on the food, and his wide-open mouth signifies Gluttony, one of the Seven Deadly Sins that he has undoubtedly damned from the pulpit. Goya used this idea in Capricho 13, They Are Hotheaded, but here his treatment is more realistic, turning it into a metaphorical evocation of the clergy’s insatiable appetite for this and other things, which led to a series of confiscations of their lands and possessions, the first under Charles IV in 1798.

Matilla, J.M. Mena M.B., Goya: dibujos. Solo la voluntad me sobra, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2019, p.265 nº 175

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Technical data

Inventory number
D004105
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Monk Guzzling from a Large Bowl
Date
1824 - 1828
Technique
Pencil
Support
Laid paper
Dimension
Height: 190 mm; Width: 152 mm
Series
Cuaderno de Burdeos II o Cuaderno H, 63
Provenance
Museo de la Trinidad

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Sala de los dibujos de Goya, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1928, pp. 48, n.366.

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 1820.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, 1, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. 648-649.

Stuffmann, Margret, Goya. Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik, Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt Am Main, 1981, pp. 224.

Goya: luces y sombras. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado, The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, 2011, pp. 286-287.

Matilla, J.M. Mena M.B., Goya: dibujos. Solo la voluntad me sobra, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2019, pp. 265 nº 175.

Filigree +

Motive: Corazón con un trébol y variante del escudo de Ámsterdam con una cruz de san Andrés (mitad superior)
Height: 42 mm
Width: 40 mm
Varios fabricantes franceses emplearon la filigrana del escudo de Ámsterdam en su variante con una cruz de San Andrés. Entre ellos, los papeleros de la dinastía Jardiel, de la comarca del Périgord, o los Bouygar, de Burdeos, cuya filigrana tenía además un gran corazón sobre el escudo.

Bibliography
Churchill, William Algernon, Watermarks in paper, in Holland, England, France, etc., in the XVII and XVIII centuries and their interconnection, B. De Graaf, Nieuwkoop, 1985, pp. n. 72 [D. Jardel, año 1780].

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 366.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 1820.

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. I 475.

Exhibitions +

Goya Beyeler
Basilea
10.10.2021 - 23.01.2022

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

Goya: luces y sombras. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado
Barcelona
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
Tokio
22.10.2011 - 29.01.2012

Location +

Basilea - Beyeler Museum (Temporary Exhibition)

Update date: 23-11-2021 | Registry created on 31-03-2021

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