Diligencias nuebas o sillas de es paldas (New stage coaches or shoulder chairs), Sheet 24 from Album B (Bordeaux Album I)

New Stagecoaches or Shoulder Chairs (Diligencias nuebas o sillas de espaldas; A la comedia No. 89) Album G (Bordeaux Album I), 24

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1730; Gassier I, 383


Sheet :19.2 x 15.1 cm (7 9/16 x 5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Black crayon on blued [Prussian blue] white laid paper with irregularly trimmed left edge; drawn over faint image of full length figure on man eating from bowl.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



New stage coaches or shoulder chairs (The shoulder chair inscribed “A la comedia/No.89”)
Sheet 24 from AlbumG, one of two Bordeaux Albums
The drawing is executed over a previous one which shows a full length male or female figure drinking from a bowl.


Upper right in black crayon: 24; lower left and lower right in black crayon: Diligencias / Nuebas over two earlier inscriptions and at right o sillas de es / paldas: Within image: A la comedia No. 89


Verso: MFA stamp in brown ink (Lugt 282), with accession number in graphite;
WM: Heart surmounted by trefoil


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; before 1869, acquired from Federico de Madrazo by Jules Boilly (b. 1796–d. 1874), Paris; March 19¬20, 1869, sold at Boilly’s sale, Hôtel Drouot, lot 48 (an album of twenty drawings), to Leurceau; possibly sold by Leurceau to Hyadès (an army inspector), Bordeaux. Private collection, Paris. By 1933, Alfred Strölin (dealer, b. 1871–d. 1954), Paris and Lausanne; 1953, sold by Frederick Strölin, Lausanne, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 12,1953)

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund