Crazy Skates (Locos patines), from Album G (Bordeaux Album I), 32

Mad Skates

1824–28
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1737; Gassier I, 390

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.1 x 15.2 cm (7 1/2 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

53.2377

Medium or Technique

Black crayon on blued [Prussian blue] white laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

On slighly textured, medium wt., , gray-green laid paper, (h. chain lines at 25 mm).; with watermark of a heart surmounted by trefoil (Gassier I, p. 501, GH. I)

Inscription

Upper right in black crayon: 32; lower right inscribed in black crayon: title; lower left in graphite: Goya [in another hand]

Provenance

1828, by inheritance to the artist’s son, Javier Goya y Bayeu (b. 1784–d. 1854), Madrid; 1854, by inheritance to his son, Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (b. 1806–d. 1874), Madrid; about 1855-60, sold by Mariano Goya to Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (b. 1815–d. 1894), Madrid; before 1869, acquired from Federico de Madrazo by Jules Boilly (b. 1796–d. 1874), Paris; March 19-20, 1869, sold at Boilly’s sale, Hôtel Drouot, lot 48 (an album of twenty drawings), to Leurceau; possibly sold by Leurceau to Hyadès (an army inspector), Bordeaux. Private collection, Paris. By 1933, Alfred Strölin (dealer, b. 1871–d. 1954), Paris and Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland; November 12, 1953, sold by Frederick Strölin to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12, 1953)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund