Inventory number
P00772
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
The Drinker
Chronology
1777
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
107 cm x 151 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real. Entregado a la Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid, el 12 de agosto de 1777. Trasferido entre 1856-57 al Palacio Real de Madrid (sótanos del oficio de tapicería). Ingresó en el Museo del Prado por reales órdenes de 18.1 y 9.2. de 1870.

This tapestry cartoon depicts five people. The young man in the foreground is drinking from a wineskin while his companion eats a chive or tender onion. This work's format and bottom-to-top perspective indicates that it was intended to hang over a window.

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: The Picnic on (P00768); Dance on the Banks of the Manzanares (P00769); A Fight at the Venta Nueva (P00770); The An Avenue in Andalusia or The Maja and the cloaked Men (P00771); The Drinker (P00772); The Parasol (P00773); The Kite (P00774); The Card Players (P00775); Children blowing up a Bladder (P00776); Boys Picking Fruit (P00777).

 
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