Inventory number
P02899
Author
Goya y Lucientes, Francisco de (Spanish)
Title
The Milkmaid of Bordeaux
Chronology
Ca. 1826
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
74 cm x 68 cm
School
Española
Theme
Género y sociedad
On display
Yes
Provenance
Leocadia Zorrilla, Burdeos. Juan Bautista de Muguiro e Iribarrern, Burdeos, 1830. Por herencia a su sobrino, Juan Bautista de Muguiro y Beruete, II conde de Muguiro, quien lo legó al Museo en 1892, manteniendo el usufructo su hijo, Fermín, III conde de Muguiro. Ingresó finalmente en el Museo del Prado a su muerte en 1945.

An image of a young milkmaid with an apron, a shawl on her shoulders and a scarf holding back her hair. There is a milk jug behind her, to the left. The bottom-to-top perspective seems intended to give the sensation that she is riding a mule.

The light colors and straightforward subject matter contrast with Goya's last works, both in Madrid and in Bordeaux, when darker color schemes brought out more tragic scenes, as in his Black Paintings.

 
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