Pedro Romero Killing a Bull that He Has Subdued. Preparatory drawing for the etching, Tauromaquia, plate 30 (Pedro Romero matando á toro parado)

about 1816
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier & Wilson 1211; Gassier II, 272


Sheet: 18.7-19.5 x 28.3-28.7 cm (7 11/16 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red chalk on cream laid paper

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, October 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Prepapratory drawing for ‘Tauromaquia”, pl.30


no inscriptions


PDP Watermark Type: J. Honig and Zoonen beehive


Eugene Loizelet (b. 1842 - d. 1882), Paris [see note 1]. 1869, Paul Lefort, Paris; January 28-29, 1869, Lefort sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris lot 123. Sophie Jay (b. about 1840), Frankfurt. Colnaghi, London. By 1931, Philip Hofer (b. 1898 - d. 1984), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1974, sold by Philip Hofer, through R. M. Light (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

NOTES: [1] According to Hofer. [2] Hofer’s collection of Goya prints was first offered to the MFA on June 13, 1973.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Frederick J. Kennedy Memorial Foundation