Woman Holding Up Her Dying Lover, from Album B (Madrid Album), 35 (recto of 36)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 403; Gassier I, 48


Sheet: 23.6 x 14.5 cm (9 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brush and carbon black ink with wash and touches of iron gall ink on discolored blued [smalt] white laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



GW: 1602. Double sided drawing from Journal Album B. Recto: Page 35 from Journal Album B; later used for Capricho plate 10. On verso: Couple Conversing on the Paseo (B 36)


Upper right in black iron gall ink: 35 and 4 [encircled]. Verso: Drawing of man and woman in brush and carbon black ink with wash and iron gall ink; upper left in carbon black ink: 36; upper right in iron gall ink: 3 [encircled]


Watermark: fragment of coat-or-arms with bend and fleur


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, and/or his brother-in-law Román Garreta y Huerta; April 3, 1877, Paul Lebas sale (probably acting on behalf of Madrazo), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 69 (Les suites d’un duel), to Baron Maurice Alfred Martin de Beurnonville (b. 1826–d. 1895) for fr. 50; February 16–19, 1885, Beurnonville sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 51 to Phillipe for fr. 105. Philip Hofer (b. 1898–d. 1984) and his wife, Frances L. Hofer (b. 1908–d. 1978) Cambridge, MA; June 12, 1974, sold by the Hofers to the MFA.

vote to acquire, June 1973, purchased June 1974

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation