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The Swing. Page 21 from the Madrid Album

Series/Portfolio:
Madrid Album (B), no. 21
Artist:
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)
Date:
1796–97
Medium:
Brush, indian ink, and gray wash on laid Netherlandish paper
Dimensions:
9-5/16 x 5-3/4 in. (23.7 x 14.61cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
35.103.2
Not on view
A subject favored by artists of the Rococo school (notably Fragonard), the playful motion of a young woman on a swing suggests the drama of amorous courtship. Goya depicted such a swing in a tapestry design for the palace of the crown prince and princess in Madrid and in a painting for the country house of the duke and duchess of Osuna. His delicate drawing emphasizes the fickle nature of the smiling girl, who seems to have some other suitor on her mind.
Inscription: Annotated in brush and gray wash at upper right, "21"; in pen and dark brown ink at upper right, "2" [Madrazo album I]
Annotated in brush and grey wash at upper left on verso, "22"; in pen and dark brown ink at upper right on verso, "3".
Javier Goya y Bayeu (Spanish)(1828); Mariano Goya y Goicoechea (Spanish)(1854); Federico de Madrazo y Küntz (Spanish, Rome 1815–1894 Madrid)(ca. 1855-60); Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (Venice, 1894–1935)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Spain: Drawings, Prints and Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18, 1989–July 16, 1989.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Goya in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 12, 1995–December 31, 1995.

Gassier/Wilson 391; Gassier B21 [36]; Mayor 7; MMA 1995, fig. 6
Valentin Carderera "Les dessins de Goya." in Gazette des Beaux-Arts. vol. 7, Paris, 1860, pp. 222-227.

Goya Exh. cat., Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1935. Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, 1935, cat. no. no. 297.

Francisco Goya : his paintings, drawings and prints. Exh. cat.: MMA January 27 - March 8. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1936, Metropolitan Museum of Art, An Exhibition of the Work of Goya, 1936, also Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1935, fig. no. 20.

Harry B. Wehle "Fifty Drawings by Francisco Goya." MMA Papers no. 7. New York, 1938, fig. no. pl. 3.

Robert Thomas Stoll Goya dessins. Paris, 1950s (?), fig. no. pl. 3, p. 12, ill.

José López-Rey Goya's Caprichos, Beauty, Reason, and Caricature. 2 vols., Princeton, 1953, fig. no. vol. 2, fig. 21, vol. I, p. 30, ill.

Goya: Drawings and Prints. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1955, fig. no. No. 199.

Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 93, fig. no. 93.

Eleanor Sayre "Eight Books of Drawings by Goya-I" in The Burlington Magazine. vol. 56, January 1964, fig. no. 16, p. 26, ill.

Sir Kenneth Clark Masterpieces of Fifty Centuries. Exh. cat., November 14, 1970 - February 14, 1971. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, E. P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1970, fig. no. 330, p. 287.

Pierre Gassier, Juliet Wilson Bareau Goya His Life and Work. London, 1971, fig. no. 391, part 2, p. 173, ill.

Pierre Gassier Francisco Goya Drawings, The Complete Albums. New York, 1973, cat. no. no. 36, fig. no. plate B21, p. 63, p. 125.

A. Hyatt Mayor Goya: 67 Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1974, fig. no. no. 7.

Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein Goya in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., September 12 - December 31. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995, fig. no. 6, p. 18, ill.

Juliet Wilson Bareau, Tom Lubbock Goya: Drawings From His Private Albums. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery, London, February 22-May 13, 2001. London, 2001, cat. no. 11, p. 174, ill.



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