About This Artwork

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

The Hanged Monk, c. 1810

Oil on panel
12 3/16 x 15 5/16 in. (31 x 39.2 cm)
Inscribed lower left: X9

Robert A. Waller Memorial Fund, 1936.225

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Vienna, Galerie Miethke, Exposition Goya, April 1908, cat. 12, ill.

Budapest, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition des oeuvres d'art socialisées, 1919.

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Goya, 1941, cat. 86, ill.

Basel, Switzerland, Kunsthalle, Goya: Paintings, Etchings, Drawings, Tapestries, January 23 - April 12, 1953, cat. 22.

Milwaukee Art Institute, Five Centuries of Spanish Paintings, September 5 - October 26, 1952, cat. 35.

Winnipeg, Canada, Winnepeg Art Gallery, El Greco to Goya, April 16 - May 15, 1955, cat. 22, ill., p. 23.

Milwaukee Art Institute, Inaugural Exhibition, September 12 - October 20, 1957, cat. 45.

Publication History

Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald, L’Oeuvre peint de Goya: Catalogue raisonné, vol. I (Paris, 1928-1950), p. 258, no. 230, pl. 181.

‘Fifteen New Acquisitions at Chicago” Art News 35 (December 26, 1936), pp. 9-10, ill.

R.F. Stell, “Goya und sein Menschenbild,” Das Werk 3 (March 1953), pp. 105, 106, ill. and Emporium (March 1953), pp. 112-118.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 202, ill. p. 103.

José Gudio, Goya 1746-1828, Biography, Analytical Study and Catalogue of his Paintings, trans. by Kenneth Lyons (Barcelona, 1971), pp. 157, 325, no. 607, fig. 961.

John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (London and New York, 1970), pp. 263, 281.

Pierre Gassier and Juliet Wilson, The Life and Complete Work of Francisco Goya, rev. ed. (New York, 1971), no. 932, p. 264, ill.

John D. Morse, Old Master Paintings in North America (New York, 1979), p. 144.

Leif Einar Plahter, “Nasjonalgalleriets Goya-malerier – er de malt av Goya?”in Francisco Goya: maleri, tegning, grafikk, exh. cat. (Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, 1996), pp. 56-67, fig. 51.

Ownership History

One of a series of six small paintings in an inventory of Goya’s collection, Madrid, taken in 1812 for the division of property between the artist and his son Javier following the death of the artist’s wife; the group of small paintings marked X9 being allotted to the son: “Otros seis de varios asuntos con el no neuve, en 800 reales” [see Gassier and Wilson 1971, pp. 251, 254]; presumably Javier Goya, after 1812. Possibly the Marques de la Romana, Madrid [according to Vienna 1908, the painting was formerly in the Romana collection]. Laurent Laperlier (died 1878); sold, 19 February 1879, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 20. Serre Dupuch, Bordeaux [according to Desparmet Fitz-Gerald 1928-51]. Desparmet Fitz-Gerald, Paris [according to Desparmet Fitz-Gerald 1928-51]. Miethke Gallery, Vienna, by 1908 [according to Vienna 1908]; sold to Baron Adolf Kohner, Budapest [see Collection Baron Adolphe Kohner, Ernst-Múzeum, Budapest, 1934]; Sale, Ernst-Múzeum, Budapest, 1934, lot 45 (ill.). Édouard Napoléon César Edmond Mortier, duc de Trévise (died 1946), Paris [based on note on the accession card]. Knoedler & Co., New York, stock no. A 1717, by 1936; sold the Art Institute, 1936.

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