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Que quiere este fantasmon?. Album C, 123
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 1746 - Burdeos (Francia), 1828

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Que quiere este fantasmon?. Album C, 123

1812 - 1814. Wash, Ink on laid paper, 205 x 145 mm.

Goya’s Album C exemplifies the complexity of his work. Made during the Peninsular War and the posterior repression under the reign of Ferdinand VII, it addresses subjects linked to many facets of that period. Other authors believe this album extends through the years of the Liberal Triennium (1820-23), as they see a relation between some of its drawings and the joy associated with the restoration of the Constitution of Cadiz in 1820. Still, those compositions can just as well be viewed in the same context as similar compositions from Goya’s Disasters of War. The subjects in Album C range from aspects of daily life, including numerous beggars, to dream visions of the world of night. One especially large group consists of drawings with victims of the Inquisition or of cruelty in prisons, and this recently led Juliet Wilson-Bareau to call it the Inquisition Album, although as we already stated, this is not the only subject addressed therein. In fact, another notable group of images criticizes the habits of monastic orders and the life of friars defrocked by the French authorities’ disentailment decrees.

Of Goya’s albums, this is the one with the most works, as well as the only one to have survived almost intact. It was never taken apart, and was not subjected to consecutive sales. Hence, it was almost complete when it arrived at the Museo del Prado from the Museo de la Trinidad. Of 126 known drawings, 120 are at the Museo del Prado. One is at the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid (C 56), one at the British Museum in London (C 88), and two at the Hispanic Society of America in New York (C 71 and C 128). Finally, two others are in a private collection in that city (C 11 and C 78) (Text drawn from Matilla, J. M.: "Álbum C 91, Muchos an acabado asi. Álbum C 101, No se puede mirar", en Goya en tiempos de guerra, Museo del Prado, 2008, p. 393).

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Inventory number
D04096
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Que quiere este fantasmon?. Album C, 123
Date
1812 - 1814
Technique
Wash; Ink
Support
Laid paper
Dimension
High/Height: 205 mm.; Width: 145 mm.
Series
Álbum C
Provenance
Javier Goya, Madrid, 1828; Mariano Goya, Madrid, 1854; Federico de Madrazo y/o Román Garreta, Madrid, c. 1855-1860; Museo de la Trinidad, Madrid, 5-4-1866; Museo del Prado, 1872.

Bibliography +

D'Achiardi, Pierre, Les dessins de D. Francisco de Goya y Lucientes au Musée du Prado à París, D. Anderson, Roma, 1908, pp. il. CLXIX.

Mayer, A.L., Francisco de Goya, Labor, Barcelona, 1925, pp. 234, n. 393.

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Sala de los dibujos de Goya, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1928, pp. n. 357.

López-Rey, J., The "Unfrocking" Drawings of Francisco de Goya, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XXVI, 1945, pp. 287-296.

Gassier, Pierre, Dessins a l’encre de chine et a la sépia avec et sans légendes et numéros d’ordre de Goya. En: Dessins de Goya Au Musee du Prado, Skira, Ginebra, 1947, pp. n. 124.

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Los dibujos de Goya. Reproducidos a su tamaño y en su color, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1954, pp. n. 320.

Lopez-Rey, Jose, A Cycle of Goya's Drawings. The Expression of Truth and Liberty, Macmillan Company, New York, 1956, pp. 134-135, 154, il. 102.

Gassier, Pierre, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l' oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. 287, n. 1358.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, I, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. 382, n. 267, il. p. 345.

Gassier, Pierre, Vida y obra de Francisco de Goya: reproducción de su obra completa: pinturas, dibujos y grabados, Juventud, Barcelona, 1974, pp. 302, n. 1358.

Camón Aznar, José, Francisco de Goya, IV, Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja, Zaragoza, 1980-1982, pp. 163.

Hofmann, W., Que quiere este fantasmon?. En: Goya Das Zeitalter Der Revolutionen. 1789-1830, Prestel Verlag: Kunsthalle, Munich; Hamburgo, 1980, pp. 105, n. 52.

Pita Andrade, J. M., Álvarez Lopera, J. et al., Goya y la constitución de 1812, Ayuntamiento, Delegación de Cultura, Madrid, 1982, pp. 196-197, n. 74.

Tomlinson, J.A, 'Other worlds, other states. Superstition and bad dreams' En:, Goya: Order & Disorder, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2014, pp. 246-257 [253 n. 164].

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 357.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 1358.

Exhibitions +

Meta-painting. A Journey to the Idea of Art
15.11.2016 - 19.02.2017

Goya: Order and Disorder
Boston
04.10.2014 - 19.01.2015

Update date: 16-11-2017 | Registry created on 12-11-2016

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