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05 February 2020

'Only My Strength of Will Remains': Goya Drawings

'Only My Strength of Will Remains': Goya Drawings Francisco de Goya: Self-portrait (detail), 1796. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The major exhibition of drawings by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), Only My Strength of Will Remains, is part of the Museo Nacional del Prado’s 200th anniversary celebrations. It is, the museum declares, “a unique and unrepeatable occasion” – good reason to visit Madrid before it ends on 16 February.

The exhibition brings together more than 300 of Goya’s drawings, from the Prado’s own holdings and from private and public collections worldwide, in a chronological survey with drawings from every period of his career, from the Italian Sketchbook to those created in Bordeaux. An exhibition catalogue is available by Museo del Prado curators José Manuel Matilla and Manuela B. Mena Marqués.

Co-organised by the Fundación Botín and the Museo del Prado, the exhibition has come about through the work undertaken for a new catalogue raisonné of Goya’s drawings, which has been a collaboration between the two institutions.