Inventory number
P00753
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
Dogs on the leash
Chronology
1775
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
112 cm x 174 cm
School
Española
Theme
Animales
On display
Yes
Provenance
Entregado a la Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid, el 24 de mayo de 1775. Transferido entre 1856-1857 al Palacio Real de Madrid (sótanos del oficio de tapicería). Desapareció del Palacio Real en 1869, junto con otros cartones. Adquirido en París por Raimundo de Madrazo y regalado por él al Museo del Prado en 1895 (aceptado por Real Orden de 8.1.1895), como el número P0743.

A tapestry cartoon with two chained dogs, two shotguns, a powder horn, and other hunting implements on a small hill, with a landscape in the background.

The resulting tapestry was intended to hang over one of the doors of the dining room of the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the future Carlos IV and his wife, Maria Luis de Parma) at the Monastery of El Escorial. It's intended location explains the elongated format. This series was Goya's first important commission for the Royal Tapestry Factory of Santa Bárbara. The overall subject, hunting, was in keeping with the use the Monarchs made of that Royal Seat.

This work disappeared from Madrid's Royal Palace in 1869, along with two other cartoons, and was donated to the Prado Museum in 1895 by Raimundo de Madrazo.

 
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