La resignation (Resignation); Sheet 33 Album E (Black Border Album 33)

Woman Reclining Against a Dead Tree

Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1402; Gassier 1,129


Sheet: 25.5 x 17.9 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brush and carbon black ink with wash and scraping on discolored blued [smalt] white laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



On slightly textured, moderately thick cream laid paper (v. ch. 28, 29 mm.); Watermark: on lower right corner of recto: fragment of lion from watermark of J HONIG & ZOONEN (reprod. Gassier I, p. 167, Watermark E)


Upper center in iron gall ink: 33; lower center in black crayon: title
Verso: in graphite: 8607, and l.l. W (?) CA 2815


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. Henry Baldwin Hyde (b. 1834–d. 1899) and his wife, Annie Fitch Hyde (b. 1856–d. 1922), New York. William H. Schab (dealer), New York; 1969, sold by Schab to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 15, 1969)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Landon T. Clay