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Boy on a Ram  1786

by Francisco de Goya

As painter to the king of Spain, Francisco de Goya also designed tapestries for the royal residences. The artist made small oil sketches to work out the designs, followed by full-scale painted cartoons that served as guides for the weavers at the king’s tapestry works. This cartoon was produced for a tapestry in a series decorating the dining room in the Palace of El Pardo...
127.2 × 112.1 cm (50 1/16 × 44 1/8 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago