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Swooning in the countryside
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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Swooning in the countryside

1794 - 1795. Brush, Bistre, Grey-brown ink on laid paper Not on display

In the Madrid Album (Album B), women are often accompanied by men, in postures and situations that reveal their true condition. The fainting young woman, who rests her hand on the waist of the man solicitously attending her, is the reason of the other two women´s smiles. Goya insinuates the cause of the matter by leaving subtle hints of what might be occurring behind the scene. The looks, gestures and motions seem to suggest that the cause of her fainting has to do with her relationship with the man, surely a pregnancy.

On the reverse the scene Oh, what dolls! The gesture of the maja resting her hand on her waist in a way of self-assertion and looking askance reveals her strong character. The man,- who is depicted with a light wash-, sits backwards wrapped in a cloak and wearing a tricorn, this contrast with the frontal presence of the maja, and he would seem to be the object of her mockery. The inscription Ay muñecos [Oh, what dolls!], handwritten by Goya, may express the woman´s thinking about the men she is able to manipulate at her whim.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín,, 2017, p.34 n.3A / 35 n.3B; 159, n.3A / n. 3B

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Technical data

Inventory number
D004336
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
Swooning in the countryside
Date
1794 - 1795
Technique
Brush; Bistre; Grey-brown ink
Support
Laid paper
Dimension
Height: 236 mm.; Width: 144 mm.
Series
Álbum de Madrid o Álbum B, 7

Bibliography +

Gassier, Pierre, Vie et oeuvre de Francisco de Goya: l' oeuvre complet illustré: peintures, dessins, gravures, Office du Livre, Fribourg, 1970, pp. nº 381 y 382.

Salas, Xavier de, El Arte de Goya, Ministerio de Auntos Exteriores, Tokio, 1971, pp. nº 53.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, 1, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. 124.

Permanencia de la memoria: cartones para tapiz y dibujos de, Gobierno de Aragón, Departamento de Educación y Cu, Zaragoza, 1997, pp. 138 y 139.

Calvo Serraller, F. (dir.), Goya. La imagen de la mujer, Fundacion Amigos del Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 300; nº 88A Y B, P.

Tomlinson, J.A, 'Life studies. Couples' En:, Goya: Order & Disorder, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2014, pp. 134-141 [134 n.69].

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Fundación Botín,, Santander, 2017, pp. 34 n.3A / 35 n.3B; 159, n.3A / n. 3B.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 422.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 381.

Exhibitions +

Goya. Drawings. "Only my Strength of Will Remains"
Madrid
20.11.2019 - 16.02.2020

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

Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya
Santander
22.06.2017 - 30.09.2017

Goya: Order and Disorder
Boston
04.10.2014 - 19.01.2015

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

Location +

Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 11-12-2019 | Registry created on 28-11-2017

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