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They Love Each Other Very Much
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 Love Each Other Very Much

1824 - 1828. Pencil on grey laid paper. On display elsewhere

Bordeaux Sketchbook [G], sheet 59. Sketchbook G was undoubtedly conceived as a new book of caprichos, and it contains a number of the themes that obsessed Goya from the late eighteenth century onward. Evil-natured flying creatures with bats’ wings reappear in the Bordeaux years, although from a grotesque rather than a satirical viewpoint and now devoid of a critical or moralizing intent. Love between these unpleasant creatures would seem impossible without the levity introduced by the artist. Their scrawny bodies, gaunt faces, sidelong glances, and awkward embrace prompt reasonable doubts as to the nature of their relationship.

Matilla, J.M. Mena M.B., Goya: dibujos. Solo la voluntad me sobra, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2019, p.297 nº 198


Technical data

Inventory number
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
They Love Each Other Very Much
1824 - 1828
Grey laid paper
Height: 192 mm.; Width: 150 mm.
Cuaderno de Burdeos I o Cuaderno G, 59
Javier Goya; Mariano Goya; Román Garreta; Museo de la Trinidad, 5-4-1866; Museo del Prado, 1872

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Sala de los dibujos de Goya, II, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1928, pp. 52, n.392.

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 1763.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, 1, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. 572.

Salas, Xavier de, Goya Das Zeitalter Der Revolution 1789-1830, Prestel Verlag: Kunsthalle, Múnich ; Hamburgo, 1980, pp. 230.

Brown, Jonathan, Goya´s last works, The Frick Collection, Nueva York, 2006.

Payne, E., ' Goya. Se quieren mucho. Album G 59. (They love each other very much)' En:, Goya. The Witches and Old Women Album, The Courtauld Gallery, Londres, 2015, pp. 167 n.49.

Matilla, J.M. Mena M.B., Goya: dibujos. Solo la voluntad me sobra, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2019, pp. 297 nº 198.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 392.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 1763.

Catálogo Gassier, 1975. Núm. I 415.



Exhibitions +

Goya: Dibujos del Museo del Prado. Melbourne
25.06.2021 - 03.10.2021

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

Goya Bewitched: Album D
26.02.2015 - 25.05.2015

Aún aprendo: Goya's Last Works
Nueva York NY
10.02.2006 - 14.05.2006

Location +

Melbourne - National Gallery of Victoria (Temporary Exhibition)

Update date: 22-07-2021 | Registry created on 07-04-2021

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