Inventory number
P00769
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
Dance on the Banks of the Manzanares
Chronology
1777
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
272 cm x 295 cm
School
Española
Theme
Escena de música y danza
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real. Encargado el 30 de octubre de 1776. Entregado a la Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, en Madrid, el 3 de marzo de 1777. Transferido entre 1856-1857 al Palacio Real (sótanos del oficio de tapicería). Ingresó en el Museo del Prado por reales órdenes del 18.1 y 9.2. de 1870.

This tapestry cartoon represents a popular scene of Majos and Majas dancing Seguidillas on the banks of Madrid's Manzanares River. In the background, Goya painted the area around the Pontones Bridge, near la Quinta del Sordo, the land and house he bought in 1819.

The resultant tapestry was intended to hang in the dining room of the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the future Carlos IV and his wife Maria Luisa de Parma) at the Monastery of El Escorial. This work was part of a decorative series of ten cartoons for tapestries on “countryside” subjects. Goya, himself, invented the specific composition of the present one. This work entered the Prado Museum Collection in 1870 by way of Madrid's Royal Palace.

Access to the series of ten tapestry cartoons destined for the dining room of the Prince and Princess of Asturias at the palace of El Pardo: Picnic on the Banks of the Manzanares (P00768); Dance on the Banks of the Manzanares (P00769); The Quarrel in the New Tavern (P00770); The Maja and the Cloaked Men or A Walk through Andalusia (P00771); The Drinker (P00772); The Parasol (P00773); The Kite (P00774); Card Players (P00775); Boys Inflating a Bladder (P00776); Boys Picking Fruit (P00777).

 
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