Inventory number
P00792
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
The Date
Chronology
1779-1780
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
100 cm x 151 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

A woman appears, seated in the foreground with her head on her hand, which also holds a handkerchief. In the background, other majos comprise what is clearly a scene of gallantry that contrasts with the meditative or reflexive attitude of the young woman, whose handkerchief seems to indicate lovesickness.

This cartoon was for one of the tapestries in the El Pardo Palace. Its format indicates that it hung above a door.

 
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