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)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 0404; Gassier I, 49


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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


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"


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


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