Ice Skaters, from Album F (Images of Spain Album), 30

The Skaters, Sheet 30 from the Sepia Album (Journal-Album F)

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1456; Gassier I, 301


Sheet and mount: 20.7 x 14.3cm (8 1/8 x 5 5/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brush and iron gall ink with wash over a few red and black crayon sketch lines on cream laid paper; scraping; full pink paper mount

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Upper center in iron gall ink: 47.( by Madrazo,Album II); upper right in iron gall ink: 30 [and partial] 4 [residual]; ; L.r. corner in brown ink wash: 60 or GOY [?] (not typical signature) ; Verso: inscribed in graphite: 79 / les patineurs [in another hand]


Lower left corner: collector’s stamp of E. Calando (Lugt 837)


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; Paris; April 3, 1877, Paul Lebas (probably acting on behalf of Madrazo) sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 29 (as "Les Patineurs"), to Baron Maurice Alfred Martin de Beurnonville (b. 1826–d. 1895) for fr. 100; February 16–19, 1885, Beurnonville sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, part of lot 49, to Émile Louis Dominique Calando (b. 1840–d. 1898), Paris. 1961, sold by César Mange de Hauke (dealer, b. 1900–d. 1965), Paris, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 8, 1961)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund and Gift of Mrs. Thomas B. Card