De todo sirven [se rien] (Used for Everything; All Purpose) Crossed over inscription: No se alquilan (Not for hire) Sheet 28 from a Bordeaux Album (Journal-Album G)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1733: Gassier I, 386

Dimensions

Sheet :19.2 x 14.7 cm (7 9/16 x 5 13/16 in. )

Accession Number

1973.698

Medium or Technique

Black crayon, with touches of chalk or charcoal on gray-green laid paper (Blued [Prussian Blue] white laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Sheet 28 from Album G, one of two Bordeaux Albums

Inscription

u.r., in crayon "28", earlier no. "2(5?)" rubbed out; l.l. in crayon, crossed out "No se alquilan"; l.r. "De todo/ sirven"
Verso: (not by Goya): in chalk "1" and "Goya"

Markings

WM: heart surmounted by trefoil

Provenance

1828, by inheritance from the artist to his 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; about 1948, sold by Alfred Strölin to Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978), Cambridge, MA; June, 1974, sold by the Hofers to the MFA.

purchased June 1974 (original vote June, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation