Inventory number
P00782
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
The Hawthorn Seller
Chronology
1779
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Material
Acero
Dimensions
259 cm x 100 cm
School
Española
Theme
Género y sociedad
On display
Yes
Provenance
Entregado a la Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid, el 6 de enero de 1779. 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 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 Soldier 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 Soldier and the Lady (P00781); The Hawthorn Seller (P00782); Boys playing at Soldiers (P00783); A Stickball Game (P00784).

 
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