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Since I told him se moves nicely, he can't speak without wriggling
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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Since I told him se moves nicely, he can't speak without wriggling

1796 - 1797. Wash, Black chalk, Pencil, Bistre, Iron gall ink on laid paper. Not on display

This preparatory drawing for the etching Capricho 7, God forgive her: Even thus he cannot make her out (G02095) is part of The Dreams, a series of twenty-six pen-and-ink drawings that serve as the basis for the Caprichos in the first stage of its creation. The composition is similar to the final print, although two figures and the construction in the background are missing from the latter. The subject matter—social criticism—was a useful tool for both the artist and other members of the Enlightenment, and its intentions are clarified by Valentín Carderera’s handwritten notes at both the Museo del Prado and the Biblioteca Nacional. The former reads: How can he make her out? To know what she is, eyeglasses are not enough; one needs wisdom and knowledge of the world, and that is precisely what this poor gentleman lacks. In that same sense, the second note observes: Lecherous men are so blind that even with eyeglasses they do not recognize that the Lady they are favoring is a prostitute. The Museo del Prado has various works related to Capricho 7 (G02095 / G00650 / G01932 / D04339 -verso-), and there is also a steel-plated copper plate from the same series at Calcografía Nacional in Madrid (200 x 150 mm, 306.28 g. No. 3433). The paper bears 26-27 mm vertical laid lines (Text from: Matilla, J.M. and others: El libro de los Caprichos. Francisco de Goya: dos siglos de interpretaciones, 1799-1999. Catálogo de los dibujos, pruebas de estado, láminas de cobre y estampas de la primera edición, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1999. pp. 21, 84).

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Inventory number
D004200
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Since I told him se moves nicely, he can't speak without wriggling
Date
1796 - 1797
Technique
Wash; Black chalk; Pencil; Bistre; Iron gall ink
Support
Laid paper
Dimension
Height: 249 mm.; Width: 187 mm.
Series
Caprichos [dibujo]. Serie Los Sueños, 7, 21
Provenance
Javier Goya, Madrid, 1828; Mariano Goya, Madrid, 1854; Valentín Carderera, Madrid, c. 1861; Mariano Carderera, Madrid, 1880; Museo del Prado, 12.11.1886.

Bibliography +

Gassier, Pierre, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l' oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. nº 464.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 92.

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

Permanencia de la memoria: cartones para tapiz y dibujos de, Gobierno de Aragón, Departamento de Educación y Cu, Zaragoza, 1997, pp. 168.

Matilla, José Manuel, 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. 21, 84.

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. 76 n.34.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 29.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 464.

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. II 55.

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

Permanencia en la memoria . Cartones para tapices y dibujos de Goya
Zaragoza
14.02.1997 - 06.04.1997

Goya: la década de los Caprichos
Madrid
26.10.1992 - 10.01.1993

Update date: 24-04-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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