Couple Conversing on the Paseo (page 36, verso of double-sided drawing from the Madrid Sketchbook (Journal-Album B))

(On recto: Young Woman Holding up her Dying Lover)

1794–97
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 0404; Gassier I, 49

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1973.700b

Medium or Technique

Brush and gray wash, touched with iron gall ink faded to brown on laid paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Verso of double sided drawing from Album B. (Recto: Page 35 from Journal Album B; later used for Capricho plate 10 ). .

Inscription

Recto: u.r , pen and black ink, "3" (in brcket by Madrazo); u.r., brush and gray wash, "35"
Verso: u.l. brush and gray wash, "36"; u.r. pen and black ink , "3"

Markings

Watermark: fragment of coat-of-arms with bend and fleur-de-lis)

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; 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 Philip and Frances Hofer, through R. M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

NOTE: Hofer’s collection of Goya works on paper was first offered to the MFA on June 13, 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation