About This Artwork

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

Dream of Flogging, 1801/03

Black watercolor on ivory, moderately textured laid paper with partial watermark.
233 x 143 mm
Inscribed in black chalk on lower, center section: "Sueno de azotes"

Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1961.785

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Stockholm, Sweden, Nationalmuseum, "Stora Spanska Mastare," December 12, 1959-March 13, 1960, cat. 141.

New York, Wildenstein and Company, "Master Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago," October 17-November 30, 1963, n.p., cat. 122, pl. XXV, as "Dream of Flogging."

Boston, Mass., Museum of Fine Arts Boston, "Goya and the Spirit of Enlightenment," January 11-March 26, 1989; traveled to New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, April 23-July 16, 1989.

London, Courtauld Institute of Art, "Goya Bewtiched: Album D", February 26 - May 25, 2015

Publication History

Enrico Crispolti, "Disegni inediti di Goya," Commentari (April-June 1958), p. 124 (ill.).

Betsy G. Fryberger, "Dream and Nightmare," The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, 56 (Winter 1962-1963), pp. 65-67, (ill.).

Pierre Gassier and Juliet Wilson, The Life and Complete Work of Francisco Goya (New York, 1971), no. 1378 D.a, (ill.).

Pierre Gassier, Francisco Goya: The Complete Albums (New York, 1973), p. 163.

Harold Joachim, Italian Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries and Spanish Drawings of the 17th through 19th Centuries (Chicago, 1980), no. 3B8.

Ownership History

Probably by descent to the artist's son, Javier Goya, Madrid [according to Sayre 1958]. Mariano Goya, Madrid [according to Joachim 1979]. Valentin Carderera, Madrid (?) [according to Joachim 1979]. Paul Lebas, Paris [Gassier 1973]. Sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 3, 1877, lot 87, to E. Feral [according to Gassier 1973]. Paul Meurice (died 1905), Paris [Gassier 1973]. Sold, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, April 9, 1957, lot 2, to Schaab [according to annotated sale cat.]. Margaret H. Drey, London [according to Gassier 1973]. Hans Maximilian Calmann (died 1982), London, by December 1959 [Stockholm 1959]. Sold by Richard Zinser, New York, to the Art Institute, 1961.

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