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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de

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

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

This scene is a satire of greed, as a vice particularly pronounced among the elderly, who not even having much time to spend money nevertheless go to great pains to keep it. It is sometimes interpreted as a common custom among older priest, who would pocket the assets of the faithful. It has also been as a criticism of carnal lust, given the bags´ resemblance to the male genitals. What is certain is that mockery of the young men laughing behind him stands out over the old man´s suffering.

Matilla Rodríguez, José Manuel, Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya, Santander, Fundación Botín,, 2017, p.81 n.38; 176 n.38


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Etching on ivory laid paper, 1797 - 1799
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Etching on ivory laid paper, 1797 - 1799
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Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
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Ca. 1797
Red chalk
Laid paper
Height: 201 mm.; Width: 142 mm.
Caprichos [dibujo], 30
Javier Goya, Madrid, 1828; Mariano Goya, Madrid, 1854; Valentín Carderera, Madrid, c. 1861; Mariano Carderera, Madrid, 1880; Museo del Prado, 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 511 y 512.

Gassier, Pierre, Dibujos de Goya. Estudios para Grabados y Pinturas, II, Noguer, Barcelona, 1975, pp. 126 y 127.

Blas, Javier, 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. 185.

Veiga, Margarida, Os Caprichos de Goya.Desenhos e Gravuras Do Museu Do Prado e..., Fundaçao Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisboa, 2001, pp. 118-121.

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. 81 n.38; 176 n.38.

Other inventories +

Colección Dibujos Goya (Numeración Sánchez Catón). Núm. 445.

Catálogo Goya, Pierre Gassier y Juliet Wilson. Núm. 511.

Exhibitions +

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

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

Ligereza y atrevimiento. Dibujos de Goya
22.06.2017 - 30.09.2017

El Toro Mariposa
31.10.2007 - 03.02.2008

Francisco de Goya. El proceso creativo de los Caprichos
11.10.2001 - 31.12.2001

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Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 19-11-2019 | Registry created on 02-08-2016

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