Francisco Goya

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Francisco Goya
You Are Having a Bad Time (Mal tiempo pasas)
Gray wash on laid paper.
10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (267 x 184 mm)
Thaw Collection.

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.

Paul Lebas, Paris; sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 3 April 1877, lot 92; Pascal; Donop de Monchy, Paris (his mark with number "226" on back on mount, according to Galerie Brame et Lorenceau); Galerie Brame et Lorenceau, Paris; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.

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"

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Associated names: 

Lebas, Paul, former owner.
Monchy, Donop de, former owner.
Thaw, Eugene Victor, former owner.
Thaw, Clare, former owner.

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