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Mother Celestina (Madre Celestina)

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above center, in brush and brown ink : "22"; above this, in pen and black ink, "29" (not by Goya); below image, in black crayon, " La madre Celestina"


Watermark: fragment of lily from watermark of coat-of-arms with bend and fleur-de-lis (Gassier I, p. 141, wm. B.I)


1828, by inheritance from the artist to his son, Javier Goya y Bayeu (b. 1784 - d. 1854), Madrid; 1854, to his son, Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Madrid. About 1855/1860, acquired by Federico de Madrazo (b. 1815 - d. 1894); April 3, 1877, Madrazo (under the name of Paul Lebas) sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 28 [erroneously listed as lot 26], sold for fr. 15 to Émile Louis Dominique Calando (b. 1840–d. 1898), Paris; December 11-12, 1899, Calando sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 75, bought in and passed by descent to Émile Pierre Victor Calando (b. 1872–d. 1953), Paris and Grasse. 1957, Tony Meyer; December 3, 1957, Meyer sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, lot 4. 1959, Richard H. Zinser (dealer; b. about 1883–d. 1983), Forest Hills, New York; 1959, sold by Zinser to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 12, 1959)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund


Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier I, no. 106


Sheet: 23. x 14.5 cm (9 3/16 x 5 11/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Brush and gray and black washes, pink mount on paper


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