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)
Gassier & Wilson 1730; Gassier I, 383
Sheet :19.2 x 15.1 cm (7 9/16 x 5 15/16 in.)
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
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)
Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund