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Blind Beggar and Dog

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Blind Beggar and Dog

18th-early 19th century

Red chalk on paper
7 3/16 x 6 in. (18.26 x 15.24 cm)
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: J. Lazaro, Madrid; LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryMadrid, Spain, Exposicion de Dibujos Originales—1750 a 1850, 1922. Cat. no. 202.

Possibly Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 1946.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Leroy M. Backus Collection, 1952.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Institute, 6 Painters, 1957.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Old Master Drawings From the Seattle Art Museum Collection, Feb. 7 - Mar. 30, 1980 (Owensboro, Kentucky, Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Aug. 30 - Oct. 4, 1981; Claremont, California, Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Nov. 14 - Dec. 18, 1981; San Diego, California, San Diego Museum of Art, Jan. 1 - 30, 1982; El Paso, Texas, El Paso Museum of Art, Mar. 1 - Mar. 29, 1982; Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, May 8 - June 5, 1982; Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art and Science Center, June 27- July 23, 1982; Littleton, Colorado, Northern Colorado Gallery for the Arts, Arapaho Community College, Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, 1982). Text by Erna Mandowsky. Cat. no. 47 [as “After Francisco José de Goya”], pp. 18, 22.
Published ReferencesBoix, Felix. "Exposition de Debujos Originales--1750 a 1850." Madrid, Spain: 1922, #202, pl. 39

Mayer, A. "Francesco de Goya." London: 1924, p. 197, no. 730a

Seattle Art Museum. "Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1952, no. 21, illus.

Mandowsky, Dr. Erna, Seattle Art Museum, Washington, "Old Master Drawings From The Seattle Art Museum Collection Guide", 1980, p. 22

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