Inventory number
P00789
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
Boy and a Tree
Chronology
1779-1780
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
262 cm x 40 cm
School
Española
Theme
Género y sociedad
On display
Yes
Provenance
Entregado a la Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid, el 24 de enero de 1780. Transferido entre 1856-1857 al Palacio Real de Madrid (sótanos del oficio de tapicería). Ingresó en el Prado por RR.OO. de 18.1 y 9.2. de 1870.

Two boys play beside a tree. One hangs from a branch and the other has a basket. Apparently they are playing at catching birds.

This cartoon was for one of the tapestries now in the Monastery of El Escorial. Its size, similar to that of Boy with a Bird (P790), shows that it, too, was intended for a narrow area beside a door, or on a pier between windows.

 
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