You Know a Lot and You're Still Learning (Mucho sabes y aun aprendes) Album E (Black Border Album), 15

1816–1820
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1390; Gassier I, 118

Dimensions

Sheet: 26.4 x 18 cm (10 3/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.359

Medium or Technique

Brush and possible iron gall ink and carbon black ink with wash and scraping on discolored blued [smalt] white laid paper; pink paper remnants Verso: Sketch sheet of three figures, including young woman pushing away a youth who is running oward the right, also partial sketch of young woman upside down

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Old bearded man standing in profile at a tall desk. He writes on a book the words “Tuto he mestier” (All is Trade)

Inscription

Upper center in brown ink: [residual] 15; lower center in black crayon: Mucho sabes y aun aprendes; within image: Tuto he mestier Verso: Sketch of three figures in brush and carbon black ink wash

Markings

Watermark: NIG (Fragment of HONIG & ZOONEN) (Gassier I, p. 167, watermark E.

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, and/or his brother-in-law Román Garreta y Huerta, Paris; April 3, 1877, Paul Lebas sale (probably acting on behalf of Madrazo), Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 18 (Tu sais beaucoup et tu apprends encore), to Eugène Féral (sale expert, b. 1832–d. 1900) for fr. 10, probably on behalf of Paul Meurice (b. 1818–d. 1905), Paris; May 25, 1906, posthumous Meurice sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris. April 9, 1957, sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, lot 7. 1958, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel, Inc., New York, to the MFA. Purchased April 11, 1958

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund