Pedro Romero Killing a Bull that He Has Subdued Preparatory drawing for the etching, Tauromaquia, plate 30 (Pedro Romero matando á toro parado)

about 1816
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1211; Gassier II, 272

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.7-19.5 x 28.3-28.7 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.696

Medium or Technique

Red chalk on cream laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Prepapratory drawing for ‘Tauromaquia”, pl.30

Inscription

no inscriptions

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: J. Honig and Zoonen beehive

Provenance

Eugene Loizelet (b. 1842 - d. 1882), Paris [see note 1]. 1869, Paul Lefort, Paris; January 28-29, 1869, Lefort sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris lot 123. Sophie Jay (b. about 1840), Frankfurt. Colnaghi, London. By 1931, Philip Hofer (b. 1898 - d. 1984), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1974, sold by Philip Hofer, through R. M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

NOTES: [1] According to Hofer. [2] Hofer’s collection of Goya prints was first offered to the MFA on June 13, 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation