Three Men Carrying a Wounded Soldier, from the Images of Spain, Album F

A work made of brush with brown ink and brown and gray wash over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of brush with brown ink and brown and gray wash over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper.

Date:

1812/20

Artist:

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828

About this artwork

Goya’s bold watercolor is very far from the emphasis on pure line of the restrained Classicism that characterizes many of the works from this period. Goya applied his washes with an abandon that verged on the abstract. Indeed, it can be difficult to separate the knot of individual figures, three of them carrying a fourth, in a scene that recalls images of the Deposition of Christ. Probably produced during the Spanish War of Independence against Napoleonic France (1808–14), Goya’s drawing unflinchingly treats the senseless violence and social chaos that defined the period.

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Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Three Men Carrying a Wounded Soldier, from the Images of Spain, Album F

Origin

Spain

Date

1812–1820

Medium

Brush with brown ink and brown and gray wash over traces of black chalk, on cream laid paper

Dimensions

202 x 141 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1960.313

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