Inventory number
P05542
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
The Angler
Chronology
1775
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
289 cm x 110 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
Yes
Provenance
Entregado en la Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid, el 30 de octubre de 1775. Trasferido entre 1856-1857 a Palacio Real de Madrid (sótanos del oficio de tapicería). Ingresó en el Museo del Prado por reales órdenes del 18.1 y 9.2 de 1870, pero se depositó en el Ministerio de Hacienda hasta que fue devuelto al Prado por R. O. de 30.5.1983.

In this work, Goya represented two different country activities. The background shows hunters, but the foreground has a boy fishing in a river, which gives this work its title.

This was a cartoon for one of the tapestries in the Prince and Princess of Asturias' dining room at El Escorial. In it, the artist resolves the relation of the different planes with greater freedom than in other examples.

In the background, on the right, are leaves and branches drawn with black pencil, which might have been a variation or retouching of this area, or even something added by the weavers.

 
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