The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Visit to the quack
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Fuendetodos, Zaragoza (Spain), 1746 - Bordeaux (France), 1828

Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de See author's file

Visit to the quack

1812 - 1823. Grey-brown wash on dark yellow laid paper. Not on display

This vaulted space, the site of what seems to be a visit to a quack, is a typical feature used in Goya´s composition when his intention is to create a dark atmosphere for symbolic purposes. The scene has a disturbing quality, due to the way the child is being held in the arms of a man or woman whose face we cannot see and whose intentions are unknown, although the mother in the background displays an expression of serene satisfaction.

Because of its technique and theme, this Album seems to have been produced around the same time as Album C, roughly between 1812 and 1820. Despite its thematic variety, the Album presents a consistent ambiance, where representations of misery, tragedy or violence predominate. Based on events more or less real, but not always contemporary, Goya provides a panorama of the oppressive atmosphere of the time of the Peninsular War and the immediate post-war period.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín, 2017, p.106 n.59; 187-189 n.59


Technical data

Inventory number
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Visit to the quack
1812 - 1823
Grey-brown wash
Dark yellow laid paper
Height: 182 mm.; Width: 135 mm.
Álbum F, 28 (?)

Bibliography +

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. nº1454.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Los álbumes, I, Noguer, Barcelona, 1973, pp. nº482.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Fundación Botín, Santander, 2017, pp. 106 n.59; 187-189 n.59.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 315.

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 92.
"92. Capricho. Dos mujeres en una cueva una de las cuales tirnr un niño en los brazos A. Goya alto: o,19 ancho 0,13 con marco negro y cristal."

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 1454.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed. Front, lower right corner

Inscribed. Front, upper right corner


Exhibitions +

Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya
22.06.2017 - 30.09.2017

Update date: 01-04-2021 | Registry created on 24-11-2017

Other works by Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.