1787 Oil on linen
x 122 inches
275 cm x 293 cm
Museo del Prado Madrid Spain
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preliminary sketch for this painting (in the
Everett D. Graff Collection in Chicago) depicts
the figures with a single blanket for covering.
These tapestry cartoons are usually said to
have been used by the Spanish King (Charles
III) to remind himself of the conditions of
the Spanish poor.