Inventory number
P00796
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de
Title
The injured Mason
Chronology
1786 - 1787
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
268 cm x 110 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Genre and Society
On display
No
Provenance
Royal Collection: Real Fábrica de Tapices de Santa Bárbara, Madrid; Royal Palace, Madrid, “sótanos del oficio de tapicería”, 1856-1857; Prado Museum, 1870 (R. O. 18.1.1870 / R. O. 9.2.1870)

Two workers carry another, who has been wounded in a work accident. The scaffolding in the background reveals the underlying subject as workers' safety.

The painting is an example of Goya's social preoccupations. In the definitive composition, He modified the idea of the original sketch, in which the wounded and clearly inebriated mason is the subject of his companions' jokes and laughter. Thus, Goya changes the comic meaning of this scene into a drama.

This cartoon was for one of the tapestries intended for the Prince of Asturias' dining room at the El Pardo Palace.

 
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