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Three Figures Seated at an Open Window (recto, page 85 of double-sided drawing from the "Madrid Sketchbook" (Journal-Album B)

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Inscription

(a) Recto:u.r., brush and gray wash," 85.";Below image in pen and brown ink: "es b(h)erano y ala luna, toman el fresco, y se espulgan/ al tiento" (b) Verso: u.l. brush and gray wash, "86"; below image in pen and brown ink "Buen sacerdote ¿ donde se ha celebrado?"

Provenance

Javier Goya; Mariano Goya; V. Carderera; F. de Madrazo; Clementi-Vannutelli (Rome, 1834-1894) (bought c.1875); Carlo Sesteri, dealer in Rome; sold to Colnaghi, London 20 March 1963; sold to MFA June 1963

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

Inscribed title: "es b(h)erano y ala luna, toman el fresco, y se espulgan/ al tiento" (It is summer and by moonlight they take the air and get rid of their fleas by touch)

1796–97

Catalogue Raisonné

Gassier I, no. 89; GW: 0443

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.6 x 14.2 - 14.5 cm (9 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.984a

Medium or Technique

Brush and gray and black washes, with pen and brown ink inscription, pink mount

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