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Mummy’s Boy
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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Mummy’s Boy

Ca. 1797. Black chalk lines, Red chalk on silk paper.
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Preparatory drawing for Capricho 4, Mummy´s Boy (G01931, G02092). Its colour and the fact that it did not cover the surface of the paper particularly well made red chalk unsuitable for dark scenes. This explains the considerable differences in these images between the preparatory drawing and the print, with the luminosity of the former giving way to the etched darkness of the latter. Goya’s modifications to the composition include the cart, which was replaced by a basket in the final print.


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Mummy’s Boy
Etching, Burnished aquatint on ivory laid paper, 1797 - 1799
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Mummy’s Boy
Ca. 1797
Black chalk lines; Red chalk
Silk paper
Second support: Wove paper
Height: 210 mm; Width: 138 mm; Alto segundo soporte: 227 mm; Ancho segundo soporte: 154 mm
Caprichos [dibujo], 4
Javier Goya, Madrid, 1828; Mariano Goya, Madrid, 1854; Valentín Carderera, Madrid, c. 1861; Mariano Carderera, Madrid, 1880; Museo del Prado, 1886.

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Sala de los dibujos de Goya, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1928, pp. 14, n.49.

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 458.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 106.

Glendinning, N., Goya. La década de los Caprichos, Real Academia de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1992, pp. 81.

Blas, J., Matilla, J.M., Medrano, J.M., 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. 73.

Veiga, Margarida, Os Caprichos de Goya. Desenhos e Gravuras do Museu do Prado e..., Fundaçao Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisboa, 2001, pp. 74-77.

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

Other inventories +

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. II 69.

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 49.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 458.

Inscriptions +

[operación aritmética] // Collar / Lettonli [?] / Nobil [?] // 4 // 49
Inscribed in pencil. Back, Secondary support

Inscribed in pencil. Lower left area, Front, Secondary support

Exhibitions +

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

Goya: la década de los Caprichos
26.10.1992 - 10.01.1993

Update date: 22-11-2021 | Registry created on 29-04-2016

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