Numbered by the artist at upper center, in brown ink, "26"; by Javier Goya at upper right, in pen and black ink, "53"; inscribed with the title at lower center, in black chalk, "mal tiempo pasas".
Watermark: [H]onig on platform, over "...& Z", fragment.
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection", 2017. Exh. cat., no. 176, repr.
Denison, Cara D. et al. The Thaw Collection : Master Drawings and New Acquisitions. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, no. 50.
From the Black Border Album.
This vignette of a solitary shepherd bundled in his cloak, leaning on his stick, and accompanied by a resting member of his flock is an excellent example of the ambiguity of many of Goya's drawings. Goya's title for the drawing can be read as an empathetic comment on a lonely and unhappy laborer--or as a mildly mocking comment on self-pity. -- Exhibition Label, from "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection"
Lebas, Paul, former owner.
Monchy, Donop de, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.