Allegory with a radiant figure beset by dark spirits (Images of Spain Album, 45)

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux)

Brush and irongall wash on laid paper
Sheet: 8-1/16 x 5-9/16 in. (20.5 x 14.2cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Upper right, brush and pale brown wash: "45"
    Upper right, dark pen and ink: "30"

  • Provenance

    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)(1894)

  • Exhibition History

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

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Gassier F45 [315]; Gassier/Wilson 1470; Mayor 42

  • References

    Manuela Mena Marqués Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Manuela Mena Marqués Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Museo Nacional del Prado Goya en tiempos de guerra. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2008, (entry by Josè Manuel Matilla), cat. no. 139, pp. 404-405, ill.

    An Exhibition of the Work of Goya Exh. cat., Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale. Paris, 1935, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Goya Exhibition, 1935, also Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1936, cat. no. 29, cat. no. cat. no. 29.

    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, cat. no. 29, cat. no. 29.

    Harry B. Wehle "An Album of Goya's Drawings" in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. vol. 31, New York, February 1936, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Vol. XXXI, 1936 (Feb. ), pp. 23-28 (incl. bibliography), pp.23-28.

    An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Francisco Goya. San Francisco, 1937, California Palace of the Legion of Honor. (listed), pl. 34 (ill.) (gives ex colls and exhibitions), fig. no. no. 34, p. 38, ill.

    A Survey of Spanish Painting Through Goya. Baltimore, 1937, (listed).(gives exhibitions and references), fig. no. no. 40.

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

    Goya: Drawings and Prints. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1955, Metropolitan Museum of Art catalogue supplement, no. 218., fig. no. no. 218.

    Goya and His Times. Ex. cat., December 7, 1963 - March 1, 1964. Royal Academy of Arts, London, London, 1963, London, Royal Academy of Arts, 1963-64, p.92, Cat. no 181 (gives ex colls., exhibitions and references).pl. 55 (ill.)., cat. no. Cat. no. 181, fig. no. no.181, p. 92, ill.

    Philip Troutman Goya, Francisco. Paintings, Drawings, and Prints. Folio Society. London, 1971, Selected and introduced by Philip Troutman, The Folio Society, London, 1971 pl. 34 (ill.)., fig. no. pl. 34, ill.

    Pierre Gassier, Juliet Wilson Bareau Goya His Life and Work. London, 1971, (ill. and Listed) ; p. 375 (mentioned)., fig. no. fig. 1470, part III, p. 293, ill.

    Pierre Gassier Francisco Goya Drawings, The Complete Albums. New York, 1973, ill. plate F. 45, p. 427, fig. no. no. 315, p.485, ill.

    Eleanor Sayre The Changing Image: Prints by Francisco Goya. Ex. cat. no. 242, Boston - Ottawa, 1974, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts (Oct. 24 - Dec. 29, 1974); Ottawa, The National Gallery of Canada (Jan. 24- March 14, 1975), "The Changing Image: Prints by Francisco Goya," catalogue by Eleanor A. Sayre, no. 242, p. 241, ill., cat. no. no. 242, p. 241, ill.

    A. Hyatt Mayor Goya: 67 Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1974, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974, no. 42, repr, fig. no. no. 42.

    Margret Stuffmann Goya Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik. Ex. cat., Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut Frankfurt am Main, 13. Februar bis 5. April. 1981, Frankfurt am Main, Städelschen Kunstinstitut, (catalogue by Margret Stuffmann), 1981, p. 212, no. L70, repr., fig. no. no. L70, p. 212.

    Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez, Eleanor Sayre Goya y espíritu de la ilustración. Spanish edition of exhibition catalogue: Madrid-Boston-New York, 1988. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Spanish. Spain, 1988, Spanish edition of exhibition catalogue: 1988 Madrid-Boston-New York, (Drawing not exhibited in Madrid; see Exhibition card) pp. 420-421, no. 148, repr., fig. no. no. 148, pp. 420-421.

    Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein Goya in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ex. cat., September 12 - December 31. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995, Baticle, Jeannine. Goya. Paris: Fayard, 1992.
    Delteil, Loys. Le peinture graveur illustré. Vols. 14 and 15, Francisco Goya. Paris, 1922.
    Gassier, Pierre. Francisco Goya, Drawings: The Complete Albums. Translated by James Emmons and Robert Allen.

    Juliet Wilson Bareau, Tom Lubbock Goya: Drawings From His Private Albums. Ex. cat. Hayward Gallery, London, London, 2001, cat. no. 56, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History