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Winter Scene

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1786

Artist:

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

About this artwork

Two groups of working-class travelers, one with a slaughtered pig in tow, converge on an icy road during a snowstorm. Francisco de Goya captured the scene’s wintry atmosphere with barren trees, large swaths of cool grays and whites, and diagonal brushstrokes that convey rapid snowfall. This small painting is one of a series of studies Goya created for monumental tapestries depicting the four seasons, commissioned for a dining hall at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Spain. The image would have been scaled up to life-size and then manufactured by weavers in Spain’s Royal Tapestry Factory.

Status

On View, Gallery 219

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

Title

Winter Scene

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality:)

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1780–1790

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

34.3 × 35.6 cm (13 1/2 × 14 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Verde C. Graff

Reference Number

1990.558

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