Good Priest, Where Was It Celebrated? (Buen sacerdote, ¿donde se ha celebrado?) Man PUlling Up his Breeches] Album B, 86 (verso of double-sided drawing)

Man Pulling Up his Breeches, page 86 (verso) of double-sided drawing from the " Madrid Sketchbook" (Journal-Album B)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 0444; Gassier I, 89


Sheet: 23.7 x 14.4 cm (9 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brush and carbon black ink with wash on blued [smalt] laid paper, pink paper remnants On the recto: Album B 85

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Double-sided drawing (a) Recto: page 85 inscribed  es b(h)erano y ala luna, toman el fresco, y se espulgan/ al tiento(IIt is summer and by moonlight they take the air and get rid of their fleas by touch.(63.984a) (b) Verso  page 86 inscribed  Buen sacerdote ¿ donde se ha celebrado?” (Good priest, where was it celebrated?)


Upper left in carbon black ink: 86; lower center in iron gall ink: title; Verso: sketch of three figures in brush and carbon black ink wash; upper right in carbon black ink: 85; lower center in iron gall ink

(b) Verso: u.l. brush and gray wash, "86"; below image in pen and brown ink "Buen sacerdote ¿ donde se ha celebrado?"


Watermark: fragment of fleur-de-lis


1828, by inheritance to the artist’s 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 Valentín Carderera y Solano (b. 1796–d. 1880), Madrid, and/or Federico de Madrazo y Kunz (b. 1815–d. 1894), Madrid; probably in 1866, given or sold by Madrazo to Scipione Vannutelli, (b. 1834–d. 1894), Rome; by descent to his heirs; Carlo Sestieri (dealer), Rome; 1963, Colnaghi & Co., London; June 5, 1963, sold by Colnaghi & Co. to the MFA (Accession Date: June 5, 1963).

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund