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They already have a seat
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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They already have a seat

Ca. 1797. Red chalk on laid paper. Not on display

Preparatory drawing for Capricho 26. This drawing illustrates the Spanish expression sentar la cabeza, literally seating one’s head, or acquiring some sense and moderation. While the young women “already have a seat” as their heads are literally seated, this unlikely manner of presenting them suggests they are being criticised and laughed at. Goya’s own commentary in the Prado’s document makes this clear: “In order to make featherbrained girls settle down there is nothing better than to put a chair on their heads.

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They already have a seat
Etching on ivory laid paper, 1797 - 1799
They already have a seat
Etching on ivory laid paper, 1797 - 1799
Inventory number
D004213
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
They already have a seat
Date
Ca. 1797
Technique
Red chalk
Support
Laid paper
Dimension
Height: 201 mm; Width: 140 mm
Series
Caprichos [dibujo], 26
Provenance
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. 15, n.56.

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 503.

Salas, Xavier de, El Arte de Goya, Ministerio de Auntos Exteriores, Tokio, 1971, pp. nº 69.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 123.

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. 169.

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

Filigree +

Motive: Soler, escudo coronado con el monograma "MA" y letra "SOLE" (mitad superior)
Height: 26 mm
Width: 39 mm
Es probable que esta filigrana de escudo coronado con letra "SOLE" pertenezca al papelero catalán Soler, afincado en La Riba, Tarragona.

Bibliography
Valls i Subira, Oriol, Paper and Watermarks in Catalonia. Watermarks, The Paper Publications Society, Amsterdam, 1970, pp. n. 958 [año 1782], n. 959 [año 1803].
Basanta Campos, José Luis (coord.), Marcas de agua en documentos de los archivos de Galicia, Fundación Pedro Barrié de La Maza, [A Coruña], 2000-2002, pp. vol. 5, p. 514, n. 310 [año 1789].

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 56.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 503.

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. II 86.

Update date: 22-11-2021 | Registry created on 30-04-2016

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