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Two Old Ones Eating Soup

Two Old Ones Eating Soup (Spanish: Dos viejos comiendo sopa) or Two Witches (Spanish: Dos Brujas) is one of the fourteen Black Paintings created by Francisco Goya between 1819 and 1823. By this time, Goya was in his mid-70s and deeply disillusioned. He painted the works on the interior walls of the house known as the Quinta del Sordo ("House of the Deaf Man"). They were not intended for public display. Two Old Men Eating Soup likely occupied a position above the main door to the house, between La Leocadia and Two Old Men.

Like the other Black Paintings, it was transferred to canvas in 1874-1878 under the supervision of Salvador Martínez Cubells, a curator at the Museo del Prado, Madrid. The ow...

1819 and 1823
49.3 x 83.4cm
Image and text courtesy of Wikipedia, 2023

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Museo Nacional del Prado
Permanent collection