Inventory number
P00782
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
The Haw Seller
Chronology
1779
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
259 cm x 100 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection: Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid, 6th January 1779; Royal Palace, Madrid, “sótanos del oficio de tapicería”, 1856-1857; Prado Museum, 1870 (R. O. 18.1.1870 / R. O. 9.2.1870)

A hawthorn seller with a basket on her arm turns toward the viewer in the presence of three cloaked figures. In the back, a group of people and a dog complete this everyday market scene.

This is one of a series of tapestry cartoons (P00779-P00784) intended for the bedroom of the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the future Carlos IV and his wife Maria Luisa de Parma) at the El Pardo Palace. Its narrow format indicates it was designed for use beside a door, or a pier between windows.

Here, Goya plays with portrayals of different types of women. Along with the The Military Man and the Lady (P00781), he here presents a maja who flirts with the men.

Access to the series of tapestry cartoons: The Fair in Madrid (P00779); The Pottery Vendor (P00780); The Military Man and the Lady (P00781); The Haw Seller (P00782); Boys playing at Soldiers (P00783); The Game of Pelota (P00784).

 
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